Oncorhynchus

noun
Pacific salmon including sockeye salmon; chinook salmon; chum salmon; coho salmon
Syn: ↑genus Oncorhynchus
Hypernyms: ↑fish genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Salmonidae, ↑family Salmonidae
Member Meronyms:

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\\ˌäŋkōˈriŋkəs\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from onc- + -rhynchus
: a genus of salmons that are related to those of the genus Salmo but have a greater number of anal rays, branchiostegals, pyloric caeca, and gill rakers and that include commercially important fishes of the north Pacific and of the coastal streams of both America and Asia

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Oncorhynchus /ong-kə-ringˈkəs/
noun
A N Pacific genus of salmon
ORIGIN: Gr onkos hook, and rhynchos beak

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