Variant of salmon
- any of several salmonoid food and game fishes (esp. genera Oncorhynchus and Salmo) of the Northern Hemisphere, with silver scales and flesh that is yellowish pink to pale red when cooked: they usually live in salt water and spawn in fresh water
- yellowish pink or pale redalso salmon pink
Origin: Middle English salmoun from Middle French from Old French saumon from Classical Latin salmo (gen. salmonis) from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
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