from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The most abundant salmon of Alaska, Oncorhynchus nerka, found from the Klamath and Rogue rivers northward to Kamchatka and Japan. Also called red salmon, redfish, blueback, and sawqui.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The most important salmon of Alaska (Oncorhinchus nerka), ascending in spring most rivers and lakes from Alaska to Oregon, Washington, and Idaho; -- called also red salmon, redfish, blueback, and sawqui.


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