parr

noun
\ˈpär \
plural parr also parrs

Definition of parr 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a young salmon actively feeding in fresh water

Parr

biographical name

Definition of Parr (Entry 2 of 2)

Catherine — see catherine

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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, "Where are the Yukon chinooks headed?," 10 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of parr

Noun

1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parr

Noun

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