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- n. Any of several unrelated American fish
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A trout (Salmo oquassa) inhabiting some of the lakes of Maine.
- n. A salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) of the Columbia River and northward.
- n. An American river herring (Clupea æstivalis), closely allied to the alewife.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A local English name (current in Yorkshire) of the coal-fish, in allusion to the bluish color of the back.
- n. The blue-backed salmon or nerka, Oncorhynchus nerka, known in Idaho as the red-fish.
- n. In Maryland and Virginia, the glut-herring; a herring-like fish, Clupea æstivalis, without vomerine or palatine teeth, with the lower jaw projecting but little, and the peritoneum blackish. It is much like the alewife, but of less value.
- n. A local name in Maine of the blue-backed trout, Salvelinus oquassa.
- n. The lake-herring, Argyrosomus artedi, of the Great Lakes.
- n. A banknote of the Confederate States. Compare greenback.
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