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sockeye salmon

[sok-ahy] /ˈsɒkˌaɪ/
noun
1.
an important food fish, Oncorhynchus nerka, inhabiting the North Pacific.
Also called blueback salmon, red salmon, sockeye.
Origin
Halkomelem
1865-1870
1865-70; sockeye, alteration (by folk etymology) of Halkomelem (Mainland dial.) sθə́qəỷ
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Examples from the web for sockeye
  • More than half of the sockeye salmon caught today are sold frozen.
  • When smoked, sockeye has a stronger flavour and firmer texture than coho salmon.
British Dictionary definitions for sockeye

sockeye

/ˈsɒkˌaɪ/
noun
1.
a Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka, having red flesh and valued as a food fish Also called red salmon
Word Origin
by folk etymology from Salishan sukkegh
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