sawqui
Nerka Ner"ka, n. [Russ. niarka, prob. fr. native name.] (Zo["o]l.) 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.]

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  • blueback — Nerka Ner ka, n. [Russ. niarka, prob. fr. native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nerka — Ner ka, n. [Russ. niarka, prob. fr. native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oncorhinchus nerka — Nerka Ner ka, n. [Russ. niarka, prob. fr. native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • red salmon — Nerka Ner ka, n. [Russ. niarka, prob. fr. native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • redfish — Nerka Ner ka, n. [Russ. niarka, prob. fr. native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • USS Nerka — is a fictitious submarine in Edward L. Beach s novel, Run Silent, Run Deep . The book was made into a movie, in which the part of the Nerka was played by USS Redfish (SS 395).Construction of USS Nerka (SS 380), named for the nerka, a lake and… …   Wikipedia

  • USS Redfish (SS-395) — USS Redfish (SS/AGSS 395), a Balao class submarine, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the redfish, a variety of salmon also called blueback, sawqui, red salmon, and nerka. Her keel was laid down on 9 September 1943 by… …   Wikipedia

  • USS Nerka (SS-380) — The USS Nerka (SS 380), named for the nerka, a lake and river salmon ( Oncorhinchus nerka ) of the Pacific Northwest, also called blueback, sawqui, red salmon, and redfish, would have been a U.S. submarine. Its construction was authorized during… …   Wikipedia

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