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Definition of PINK SALMON
: a small spotted Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) native to the northern Pacific Ocean and adjacent rivers
First Known Use of PINK SALMON
Food fish (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, family Salmonidae) of the North Pacific that constitutes half of the commercial fishery of Pacific salmon. It weighs about 4.5 lbs (2 kg) and is marked with large, irregular spots. Pink salmon often spawn on tidal flats. The young enter the sea immediately after hatching.