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  1. chum salmon.
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Origin of keta

1900–05; < Russian kéta, earlier ketá < Evenki (eastern dialects) kēta, or < cognates in other Tungusic languages
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Historical Examples of keta

  • A male slave is called a Keta, and costs about thirty Mohurs.

    An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal

    Fancis Buchanan Hamilton

  • Sharp waves and splashes and two rows of foam indicated the approaching advance guard of the keta.

  • He had asked the commander of my brother's garrison to permit Dimitri to return home to help with the keta fishing!

  • Synopsis of biological data on the chum salmon, Oncorhynchus keta (Walbaum) 1792.