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sockeye salmon

[ sok-ahy ]
/ ˈsɒkˌaɪ /
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noun

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

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Also called blueback salmon, red salmon, sockeye .

Origin of sockeye salmon

1865–70; sockeye, alteration (by folk etymology) of Halkomelem (Mainland dial.) sθə́qəỷ

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