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humpback salmon

noun
1.
a pink salmon inhabiting North Pacific waters: so-called because of the hump that appears behind the head of the male when it is ready for spawning.
Also called humpy, humpie.
Origin of humpback salmon
1800-1810
1800-10, Americanism
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  • Salmon they smoked in numbers, for now the run of the humpback salmon was on, replacing the earlier one of the smaller red salmon.

    The Young Alaskans Emerson Hough

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