blueback salmon


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blue·back salmon

 (blo͞o′băk′)
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Noun1.blueback salmon - small salmon with red fleshblueback salmon - small salmon with red flesh; found in rivers and tributaries of the northern Pacific and valued as food; adults die after spawning
salmon - any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn
genus Oncorhynchus, Oncorhynchus - Pacific salmon including sockeye salmon; chinook salmon; chum salmon; coho salmon
red salmon, sockeye, sockeye salmon - fatty red flesh of salmon of Pacific coast and rivers
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Few took the odd fish "for the pot" but instead relieved the river of hefty quantities of blueback salmon and sewin.