Salmon definition

sămən
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Any of several salmonoid food and game fishes (esp. genera Oncorhynchus and Salmo) of the Northern Hemisphere, with silver scales: salmon usually live in salt water and spawn in fresh water.
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(place) River in central Ida., flowing into the Snake River: 420 mi (676 km)
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The yellowish-pink or pale red color of the flesh of this fish.
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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.

An example of salmon is a fish found in Pacific and Alaskian waters.

An example of salmon is the color of cooked shrimp.

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A yellowish pink to light or reddish orange.
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Any of various large salmonid food and game fishes of the genera Oncorhynchus and Salmo of northern waters, having pink or red flesh and characteristically swimming from salt to fresh water to spawn.
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The flesh of a salmon, used as food.
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One of several species of fish of the Salmonidae family.
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(plural salmons) A yellowish pink colour, the colour of cooked salmon.

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(Cockney rhyming slang) Snout (tobacco; from salmon and trout)
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Having a yellowish pink colour.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
salmon
Plural:
salmons

Origin of salmon

  • Middle English samoun from Old French saumon from Latin salmō salmōn- sel- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English samon, saumon, from Anglo-Norman saumon, from Old French saumon, from Latin salmō, salmōn-. Displaced native Middle English lax, from Old English leax.

    From Wiktionary