Salmon is defined as any of the salmonoid game and food fishes particularly in the genera Oncorhynchus or Salmo, or a pale red, pinkish, yellowish color.(noun)
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Origin: ME salmoun < MFr < OFr saumon < L salmo (gen. salmonis) < ?
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noun pl. salmon salmon or salm·ons
Origin: Middle English samoun
Origin: , from Old French saumon
Origin: , from Latin salmō, salmōn-; see sel- in Indo-European roots.
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