Pink Salmon Definition

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.
American Heritage
A widespread species (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) of salmon.
Webster's New World

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

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