sockeye salmonsock·eye salmon
a red-fleshed salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) of the N Pacific: it is an endangered species
Origin of sockeye salmonaltered from Salish suk-kegh
A salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) of northern Pacific coastal waters, having a silvery body with a dark bluish back and small black speckles. Both sexes turn red before spawning. Also called blueback salmon . Also called red salmon .
Origin of sockeye salmonBy folk etymology from Halkomelem (Salishan language of southwest British Columbia) sth&acuschwa;qə'y
male sockeye salmon