salmonid


sal·mo·nid

noun \ˈsa-mə-nid, ˈsal-\

Definition of SALMONID

:  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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