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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nerka \Ner"ka\, n. [Russ. niarka, prob. fr. native name.] (Zool.) 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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blueback \Blue"back`\, n. (Zool.) (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. [1913 Webster]




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