blueback salmon

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blue·back salmon

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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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Latin Name Common Names Oncorhynchus Sockeye, red, redfish, or blueback salmon; nerka kokanee O.
Few took the odd fish "for the pot" but instead relieved the river of hefty quantities of blueback salmon and sewin.
For years she has worked as a massage therapist, and she is the sole support ofthe household because her husband, Frank (Alfred Molina), devotes all his time to causes, from blueback salmon to Iranian goats.