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blueback


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nerka  \Ner"ka\,  n.  [Russ.  niarka,  prob.  fr  native  name.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  most  important  salmon  of  Alaska  ({Oncorhinchus  nerka}), 
  ascending  in  spring  most  rivers  and  lakes  from  Alaska  to 
  Oregon,  Washington,  and  Idaho;  --  called  also  {red  salmon}, 
  {redfish},  {blueback},  and  {sawqui}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blueback  \Blue"back`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  trout  ({Salmo  oquassa})  inhabiting  some  of  the  lakes  of 
  Maine. 
  b  A  salmon  ({Oncorhynchus  nerka})  of  the  Columbia  River  and 
  northward. 
  c  An  American  river  herring  ({Clupea  [ae]stivalis}), 
  closely  allied  to  the  alewife.