sockeye salmon definition by Webster's New World
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a red-fleshed salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) of the N Pacific: it is an endangered species
Origin: altered ; from Salish suk-kegh
sockeye salmon definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) of northern Pacific coastal waters that is a commercially valuable food fish. Also called blueback salmon, red salmon.
Origin: By folk etymology from Halkomelem (Salishan language of southwest British Columbia) sthƏqə’y.