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a widespread species (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) of salmon
A salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) of Pacific waters having silvery sides with black spots on the back and tail fin, the male of which has a conspicuous dorsal hump during the spawning season. Also called humpback salmon .
Origin of pink salmonFrom the color of its flesh, and perhaps also from the pink stripe developed by the male during the spawning season