salmon

noun salm·on \ ˈsa-mən \
|Updated on: 13 Aug 2018

Definition of salmon

plural salmon also salmons
1 a : a large anadromous salmonid fish (Salmo salar) of the North Atlantic noted as a game and food fish called also Atlantic salmon
b : any of various anadromous salmonid fishes other than the salmon; especially : pacific salmon
c : a fish (such as a barramundi) resembling a salmon
2 : the variable color of salmon's flesh averaging a strong yellowish pink

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Origin and Etymology of salmon

Middle English samon, from Anglo-French salmon, samon, from Latin salmon-, salmo

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geographical name Salm·on \ ˈsa-mən \

Definition of Salmon

river 420 miles (676 kilometers) long in central Idaho flowing into the Snake River

SALMON Defined for English Language Learners

salmon

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

salmon

noun salm·on \ ˈsa-mən \

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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