from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A salmon of the genus Oncorhynchus, as O. gorbuscha, the humpbacked salmon (so called in Alaska), or O. keta. See salmon.
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Even after such depravity as chasing the Allan girl's pet cat, stealing a neighbor's dog-salmon, or attacking an inoffensive
The others, sockeye, humpback, cohoe, dog-salmon and masu, are smaller and of less interest to the angler, though some of them have great commercial value.
The dog-salmon is not canned, but large numbers are caught by the Japanese, who salt them for export to the Orient.
We know thou comest of a mighty race; we are proud to have thee our potlach-guest; but the king-salmon does not mate with the dog-salmon, nor the Raven with the Wolf. '
Clark, Mar. 16, 1806); (4) O. kita, the dog-salmon; (5) O. gorbuscha, the humpbacked salmon. —