a large salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) with pale flesh, found in the N Pacific
Origin of chum salmonfrom 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'əám, c'əám· variegated
(plural chum salmons)
- A salmon species, Oncorhynchus keta.
From Chinook Jargon tzum (from Chinook) + English salmon.