from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
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