Salmo

noun
Sal·​mo | \ ˈsal(ˌ)mō \

Definition of Salmo

: a genus of fishes (family Salmonidae) comprising the Atlantic salmon (S. salar) and various trouts of Europe and western North America and formerly the Pacific salmons (genus Oncorhynchus) and the European and American chars (genus Salvelinus)

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History and Etymology for Salmo

New Latin, from Latin, salmon

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“Salmo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Salmo. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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