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 for Oncorhynchus keta
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Salmon \Salm"on\ (s[a^]m"[u^]n), n.; pl. Salmons (-[u^]nz) or
     (collectively) Salmon. [OE. saumoun, salmon, F. saumon, fr.
     L. salmo, salmonis, perhaps from salire to leap. Cf. Sally,
     v.]
     1. (Zool.) Any one of several species of fishes of the genus
        Salmo and allied genera. The common salmon ({Salmo
        salar) of Northern Europe and Eastern North America, and
        the California salmon, or quinnat, are the most important
        species. They are extensively preserved for food. See
        Quinnat.
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     Note: The salmons ascend rivers and penetrate to their head
           streams to spawn. They are remarkably strong fishes,
           and will even leap over considerable falls which lie in
           the way of their progress. The common salmon has been
           known to grow to the weight of seventy-five pounds;
           more generally it is from fifteen to twenty-five
           pounds. Young salmon are called parr, peal, smolt, and
           grilse. Among the true salmons are:
  
     Black salmon, or Lake salmon, the namaycush.
  
     Dog salmon, a salmon of Western North America
        ({Oncorhynchus keta).
  
     Humpbacked salmon, a Pacific-coast salmon ({Oncorhynchus
        gorbuscha).
  
     King salmon, the quinnat.
  
     Landlocked salmon, a variety of the common salmon (var.
        Sebago), long confined in certain lakes in consequence of
        obstructions that prevented it from returning to the sea.
        This last is called also dwarf salmon.
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     Note: Among fishes of other families which are locally and
           erroneously called salmon are: the pike perch, called
           jack salmon; the spotted, or southern, squeteague;
           the cabrilla, called kelp salmon; young pollock,
           called sea salmon; and the California yellowtail.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A reddish yellow or orange color, like the flesh of the
        salmon.
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     Salmon berry (Bot.), a large red raspberry growing from
        Alaska to California, the fruit of the Rubus Nutkanus.
        
  
     Salmon killer (Zool.), a stickleback ({Gasterosteus
        cataphractus) of Western North America and Northern Asia.
        
  
     Salmon ladder, Salmon stair. See Fish ladder, under
        Fish.
  
     Salmon peel, a young salmon.
  
     Salmon pipe, a certain device for catching salmon. --Crabb.
  
     Salmon trout. (Zool.)
        (a) The European sea trout ({Salmo trutta). It resembles
            the salmon, but is smaller, and has smaller and more
            numerous scales.
        (b) The American namaycush.
        (c) A name that is also applied locally to the adult black
            spotted trout ({Salmo purpuratus), and to the steel
            head and other large trout of the Pacific coast.
            [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Keta \Ke"ta\, n. [Perh. of Amer. Indian origin.] (Zool.)
     A small salmon ({Oncorhynchus keta) of inferior value, which
     in the autumn runs up all the larger rivers between San
     Francisco and Kamchatka.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Oncorhynchus keta
      n 1: a large Pacific salmon with small spots on its back; an
           important food fish [syn: chum salmon, chum,
           Oncorhynchus keta]

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