Definition of Blueback

1. n. A trout (Salmo oquassa) inhabiting some of the lakes of Maine.

Definition of Blueback

1. Noun. Any of several unrelated American fish ¹

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Definition of Blueback

1. the chief salmon [n -S]

Medical Definition of Blueback

1. A trout (Salmo oquassa) inhabiting some of the lakes of Maine. A salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) of the Columbia River and northward. An American river herring (Clupea aestivalis), closely allied to the alewife. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blueback

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blue wall
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blueback (current term)
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Literary usage of Blueback

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1. Northumberland, and the Border by Walter White (1859)
"... le-Peel—Charming Prospect—Glorious Sunshine—Zigzags—The Allen —Whitfield—blueback—Up to the Moors—Hoot awa' lads!—A Martyr—Haltwhistle—The Wall ..."

2. American Food and Game Fishes: A Popular Account of All the Species Found in by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1902)
"Of the species of Oncorhynchus, the blueback (O. nerka) predominates in Fraser ... Of these species, the king salmon and blueback salmon habitually "run" in ..."

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