from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of anadromous American and Asiatic Salmonidæ, inhabiting the North Pacific ocean: so called from the hooked jaws of the spent males; the king-salmon.

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  • n. Pacific salmon including sockeye salmon; chinook salmon; chum salmon; coho salmon


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  • Another dog type of fish is "dog salmon" an oncorhynchus like all the other species we do call salmon, but that is so dry and unappealing that people only gave it to dogs. FISHBASE AND AVIBASE.

  • These streams, especially the Fraser and Skeena, are yearly ascended by immense shoals of salmon of the genus oncorhynchus, which are a great source of revenue, while the vast forests of the coast and southern interior, composed mostly of red cedar (thuya gigantea), fir

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne


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