Blueback
Blueback Blue"back`, n. (Zo["o]l.) (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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  • Blueback — may refer to any of a number of unrelated fish species with blue coloration (particularly on the dorsal side), including:*Cisco (lake herring) *Blueback herring ( Alosa aestivalis ) *Sockeye salmon *Blueback is a local nickname for Beardslee… …   Wikipedia

  • Blueback —   [ bluːbæk; englisch »Blaurücken«] der, s/ s, Blaurücken, Handelsbezeichnung für Pelze aus dem Fell von Jungtieren der Klappmütze, einer Art der Seehunde. * * * Blue|back [ blu:bæk], der; s, s [engl. blueback, aus: blue = blau, blaugrau u. back …   Universal-Lexikon

  • 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

  • Blueback — Blue|back [ blu:bæk] der; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. blueback, eigtl. »Blaurücken«>: 1. Pelz aus dem blaugrauen Fell jüngerer Mützenrobben. 2. Papiergeldschein (mit blauer Rückseite) im amerik. Sezessionskrieg (1861 65) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • blueback —       common name for a number of blue coloured fishes, particularly the lake herring, or cisco, a whitefish (q.v.); the summer, or glut, herring (see herring); and the sockeye salmon (q.v.). * * * …   Universalium

  • blueback — noun a) Any of several unrelated American fish b) A lake trout, Salmo oquassa …   Wiktionary

  • blueback — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : any of various fishes (as lake herring or glut herring) having a blue or bluish color on the back 2. [so called from the contrast of the blue ink used on its back to the green ink used on the back of the Northern greenback]… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blueback (novel) — Blueback is a short novel by critically acclaimed Australian author Tim Winton, published in 1997. It is subtitled: A fable for all ages . Blueback details the life of Abel Jackson, a diver and later marine biologist, from when he was 10 years… …   Wikipedia

  • blueback herring — melsvanugaris šedas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Alosa aestivalis angl. blueback herring; blueback shad; glut herring; mulhaden; river herring rus. летний помолоб; сельдь помолоб; синеспинка ryšiai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • blueback shad — melsvanugaris šedas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Alosa aestivalis angl. blueback herring; blueback shad; glut herring; mulhaden; river herring rus. летний помолоб; сельдь помолоб; синеспинка ryšiai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

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