Nerka

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nerka (Zoöl) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nerka The most abundant salmon of Alaska, Oncorhynchus nerka, found from the Klamath and Rogue rivers northward to Kamchatka and Japan. Also called red salmon, redfish, blueback, and sawqui.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Russ. niarka, prob. fr. native name