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sockeye

/ (ˈsɒkˌaɪ) /
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noun
a Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka, having red flesh and valued as a food fishAlso called: red salmon
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Word Origin for sockeye

by folk etymology from Salishan sukkegh
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