According to the European settlers of Virginia, the word for year or winter among the area's Native Americans. A person's age might be given in cohonks. The word also means wild goose and comes from its cry.

Richard M. Lederer, Jr.
Colonial American English. A Glossary.
Essex, Connecticut: A Verbatim Book, 1985.

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