Definition of salmon
1a : a large anadromous salmonid fish (Salmo salar) of the North Atlantic noted as a game and food fish —called also Atlantic salmonb : any of various anadromous salmonid fishes other than the salmon; especially : pacific salmonc : a fish (such as a barramundi) resembling a salmon
2 : the variable color of salmon's flesh averaging a strong yellowish pink
Recent Examples of salmon from the Web
Pat the salmon fillets dry to remove all excess moisture.
In response to the award, China suspended ties with Norway and froze free-trade talks, hurting sales of Norwegian salmon in the world’s most populous country.
There’s millennial pink, the buzziest shade of salmon-slash-rose that has completely enamored both the Internet and the fashion set.
The surf and turf option can also be done with salmon.
In Sitka, fishermen have reportedly stopped trying to fish for salmon because the waterways are so clogged with the jelly-like creatures.
The menu also includes calamari, oyster, shrimp and fish tempuras, swordfish burgers, tacos, classic shrimp cocktails, Newport clam chowder, ahi poke (a Hawaiian fish salad), Lomi Lomi salmon poke and more.
But the Mara wildebeest differ from the Pacific salmon in two important ways.
Place salmon packets onto grill and grill for 13-15 minutes flipping at about 7 minutes.
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Origin and Etymology of salmon
Middle English samon, from Anglo-French salmon, samon, from Latin salmon-, salmo
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of Salmon
river 420 miles (676 kilometers) long in central Idaho flowing into the Snake River
SALMON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of salmon for English Language Learners
: a large fish that is born in streams but that lives most of its life in the ocean and that is commonly used for food
SALMON Defined for Kids
Definition of salmon for Students
: a fish with reddish or pinkish flesh that is often caught for sport or food and lives most of its life in the ocean but swims up rivers or streams as an adult to deposit or fertilize eggs
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