chum salmon

noun

Definition of chum salmon

  1. :  a metallic bluish green salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) of the northern Pacific Ocean and Arctic Ocean that may reach a length of about 3.5 feet (1 meter) but is typically smaller Upon entering freshwater to spawn, the male chum salmon develops large, sharp teeth and becomes dark green to brown with reddish-purple vertical stripes.

Variants of chum salmon

or less commonly

chum

Origin and Etymology of chum salmon

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First Known Use: 1907


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