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Noun: sockeye  'só,kI
  1. Fatty red flesh of salmon of Pacific coast and rivers
    - red salmon, sockeye salmon
  2. Small salmon with red flesh; found in rivers and tributaries of the northern Pacific and valued as food; adults die after spawning
    - sockeye salmon, red salmon, blueback salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka

Derived forms: sockeyes

Type of: salmon

Part of: genus Oncorhynchus, Oncorhynchus

Encyclopedia: Sockeye