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salmonid

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noun sal·mo·nid \ˈsa-mə-nid, ˈsal-\

Definition of salmonid

  1. :  any of a family (Salmonidae) of elongate bony fishes (as a salmon or trout) that have the last three vertebrae upturned

salmonid adjective


Origin of salmonid

New Latin Salmonidae, from Salmon-, Salmo, genus name, from Latin salmo salmon


First Known Use: 1868


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