noun pl. salmon or salmons
- 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 red
ME salmoun < MFr < OFr saumon < L salmo (gen. salmonis) < ?