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|Noun||1.||blueback 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