sockeye salmon

[ sok-ahy ]
/ ˈsɒkˌaɪ /

noun

an important food fish, Oncorhynchus nerka, inhabiting the North Pacific.

Words nearby sockeye salmon

Origin of sockeye salmon

1865–70; sockeye, alteration (by folk etymology) of Halkomelem (Mainland dial.) sθə́qəỷ
Also called blueback salmon, red salmon, sock·eye.
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