parr

noun
\ ˈpär How to pronounce parr (audio) \
plural parr also parrs

Definition of parr

: a young salmon actively feeding in fresh water

Examples of parr in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each year, Maine’s Department of Marine Resources and United States Fish and Wildlife Service stocks the rivers and streams with millions of salmon eggs and fry and thousands of parr and smolts. Caroline Lester, The New Yorker, 7 Aug. 2019 Those salmon babies are tiny: wriggling fry still attached to egg sacks in gravel, and 1-year-old fish, known as parr. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of parr

1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parr

origin unknown

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“Parr.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parr. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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