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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 .