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salmon

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noun salm·on \ˈsa-mən\

Simple Definition of salmon

  • : a large fish that is born in streams but that lives most of its life in the ocean and that is commonly used for food

Full Definition of salmon

plural salmon also salmons

  1. 1a :  a large anadromous salmonid fish (Salmo salar) of the North Atlantic noted as a game and food fish —called also Atlantic salmonb :  any of various anadromous salmonid fishes other than the salmon; especially :  pacific salmonc :  a fish (as a barramundi) resembling a salmon

  2. 2 :  the variable color of salmon's flesh averaging a strong yellowish pink

Origin of salmon

Middle English samon, from Anglo-French salmon, samon, from Latin salmon-, salmo


First Known Use: 13th century

Other Fishes Terms

Rhymes with salmon


Salmon

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geographical name Salm·on \ˈsa-mən\

Definition of Salmon

  1. river 420 miles (676 kilometers) cen Idaho flowing into Snake River




SALMON Defined for Kids

salmon

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noun salm·on \ˈsa-mən\

Definition of salmon

  1. :  a fish with reddish or pinkish flesh that is often caught for sport or food and lives most of its life in the ocean but swims up rivers or streams as an adult to deposit or fertilize eggs





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