blueback salmon

blueback salmon
small salmon with red flesh; found in rivers and tributaries of the northern Pacific and valued as food; adults die after spawning
Hypernyms: ↑salmon
Member Holonyms: ↑Oncorhynchus, ↑genus Oncorhynchus
Part Meronyms: ↑red salmon, ↑sockeye, ↑sockeye salmon

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: a salmon of a species (Onchohynchus nerka) that includes the landlocked kokanee and the sockeye

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  • blueback salmon — /blooh bak /. See sockeye salmon. [1525 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • salmon — /ˈsæmən / (say samuhn) noun 1. (plural salmon or salmons)→ Australian salmon. 2. (plural salmon or salmons) a marine and freshwater food fish, introduced into Australia, Salmo salar (family Salmonidae), with pink flesh, common in the northern… …  

  • Blueback — may refer to any of a number of unrelated fish species with blue coloration (particularly on the dorsal side), including:*Cisco (lake herring) *Blueback herring ( Alosa aestivalis ) *Sockeye salmon *Blueback is a local nickname for Beardslee… …   Wikipedia

  • Blueback — Blue back , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A trout ({Salmo oquassa}) inhabiting some of the lakes of Maine. (b) A salmon ({Oncorhynchus nerka}) of the Columbia River and northward. (c) An American river herring ({Clupea [ae]stivalis}), closely allied to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blueback — Nerka Ner ka, n. [Russ. niarka, prob. fr. native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salmon — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. kipper, lox; alevin, parr, smolt, samlet, etc. See food, animal. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A fish]. Varieties of salmon include: Atlantic, Pacific, Alaskan, quinnat, chinook, redback, blueback, humpback …   English dictionary for students

  • blueback —       common name for a number of blue coloured fishes, particularly the lake herring, or cisco, a whitefish (q.v.); the summer, or glut, herring (see herring); and the sockeye salmon (q.v.). * * * …   Universalium

  • sockeye salmon — noun 1. fatty red flesh of salmon of Pacific coast and rivers • Syn: ↑red salmon, ↑sockeye • Hypernyms: ↑salmon • Part Holonyms: ↑sockeye, ↑red salmon, ↑blueback salmon, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • red salmon — noun 1. fatty red flesh of salmon of Pacific coast and rivers • Syn: ↑sockeye, ↑sockeye salmon • Hypernyms: ↑salmon • Part Holonyms: ↑sockeye, ↑sockeye salmon, ↑bluebac …   Useful english dictionary

  • sockeye salmon — /sok uy / an important food fish, Oncorhynchus nerka, inhabiting the North Pacific. Also called blueback salmon, red salmon, sockeye. [1865 70; sockeye, alter. (by folk etym.) of Halkomelem (Mainland dial.) sthaqay ] * * * or red salmon Food fish …   Universalium

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