Dictionary
54 ENTRIES FOUND:

salmon

noun salm·on \ˈsa-mən\

: 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

plural salmon also salmons

Full Definition of SALMON

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

char, chum, ichthyology, smelt, tetra, turbot

Rhymes with SALMON

Salmon

geographical name Salm·on \ˈsa-mən\

Definition of SALMON

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: salmonbassPrevious Word in the Dictionary: SalmoAll Words Near: salmon
April 01, 2015
diapause Hear it
a period of physiological dormancy
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears