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sockeye salmon

[sok-ahy] /ˈsɒkˌaɪ/
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1.
an important food fish, Oncorhynchus nerka, inhabiting the North Pacific.
Also called blueback salmon, red salmon, sockeye.
Origin of sockeye salmon
Halkomelem
1865-1870
1865-70; sockeye, alteration (by folk etymology) of Halkomelem (Mainland dial.) sθə́qəỷ
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