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Related to sockeye: sockeye salmon
(Animals) a Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka, having red flesh and valued as a food fish. Also called: red salmon
[by folk etymology from Salish sukkegh]
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|Noun||1.||sockeye - fatty red flesh of salmon of Pacific coast and rivers|
blueback salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka, red salmon, sockeye, sockeye salmon - small salmon with red flesh; found in rivers and tributaries of the northern Pacific and valued as food; adults die after spawning
salmon - flesh of any of various marine or freshwater fish of the family Salmonidae
|2.||sockeye - 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
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