a large salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) with pale flesh, found in the N Pacific
Origin of chum salmon; from Chinook jargon tsum samun, spotted salmon
A Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) valued as a food and game fish, having tiny specks on the back and large teeth in spawning males. Also called dog salmon.
Origin of chum salmonChinook Jargon cam, spotted, striped, from Lower Chinook c'&schwa;ám, c'&schwa;ám·, variegated.
(plural chum salmons)
- A salmon species, Oncorhynchus keta.
From Chinook Jargon tzum (from Chinook) + English salmon.