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.
A widespread species (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) of salmon.
Origin of pink-salmon
- From the color of its flesh, and perhaps also from the pink stripe developed by the male during the spawning season
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition