- a young salmon before it enters salt water
- the young of certain other fishes
Origin of parr; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
nounpl. parr or parrs
- A young salmon that is older than a fry and younger than a smolt, having dark marks on the sides.
- The young of various other fishes.
Origin of parrOrigin unknown.
(countable and uncountable, plural parrs)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Compare Scottish Gaelic bradan (“salmon").