from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) of northern Pacific coastal waters that is a commercially valuable food fish. Also called blueback salmon, red salmon.
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- n. small salmon with red flesh; found in rivers and tributaries of the northern Pacific and valued as food; adults die after spawning
- n. fatty red flesh of salmon of Pacific coast and rivers
By folk etymology from Halkomelem (Salishan language of southwest British Columbia) sthschwaacu.gifqə'y.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)