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humpbacked salmon

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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A small salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) which ascends the rivers of the Pacific coast from California to Alaska, and also on the Asiatic side. In the breeding season the male has a large dorsal hump and distorted jaws.
  • n. a Pacific-coast salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha).

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