Definition of Blueback salmon
1. Noun. Small salmon with red flesh; found in rivers and tributaries of the northern Pacific and valued as food; adults die after spawning.
Generic synonyms: Salmon
Group relationships: Genus Oncorhynchus, Oncorhynchus
Terms within: Red Salmon, Sockeye, Sockeye Salmon
Lexicographical Neighbors of Blueback Salmon
Literary usage of Blueback salmon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. American Food and Game Fishes: A Popular Account of All the Species Found in by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1902)
"Adult Male blueback salmon In the Columbia River this salmon is called the blueback; in the Fraser it is ... sea and are identical with the blueback salmon. ..."
2. Reports of the Department of Commerce and Labor 1904-1912: Report of the by Dept. of Commerce and Labor, United States (1905)
"... white perch, and yellow perch have been planted ; in the streams of the Pacific coast, quinnat salmon, blueback salmon, silver salmon, humpback salmon, ..."
3. First Annual Report of the Secretary, 1903 by Dept. of Commerce and Labor, United States (1903)
"At Yes Bay, Alaska, the hatchery was filled with blueback-salmon eggs of superior quality, ... The collections of eggs of the blueback salmon at the Af ..."
4. The Scientific Monthly by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1921)
"... or Spring Salmon (Oncorhynchus tschawytscha) ; (2) the Sockeye, Red, or Blueback Salmon (O. nerka); (3) the Coho, Silver, or White Salmon (0. kisutch); ..."
5. The Journal of Geography by National Council of Geography Teachers (U.S.) (1902)
"The sockeye or blueback salmon is much smaller than the king salmon, having an average weight of not ..."
6. Foods and Their Adulteration: Origin, Manufacture, and Composition of Food by Harvey Washington Wiley (1917)
"It is very valuable as a food fish, only the Chinook and blueback salmon going ... blueback salmon ..."