salmon

noun
salm·​on | \ ˈsa-mən How to pronounce salmon (audio) \
plural salmon also salmons

Definition of salmon

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : 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

Salmon

geographical name
Salm·​on | \ ˈsa-mən How to pronounce Salmon (audio) \

Definition of Salmon (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Examples of salmon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Dinner will include roasted wild boar, venison, kangaroo, alligator, octopus, crab, salmon and other dishes. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, "Cupertino/Sunnyvale calendar of events for the week of June 14," 14 June 2019 For breakfast, blueroot co. offers toasts, their signature Naked Eggs (soft-boiled farm eggs topped with salmon and avocado, bacon and cheese, or veggies, and served in a jar for convenience), and breakfast jars like oats and chia pudding. Birmingham Magazine, al.com, "Food News: new cafes, a healthy food pop-up, and more," 11 June 2019 Its Atlantic salmon are modified with genes from other fish to grow about twice as fast as conventional salmon. BostonGlobe.com, "Stories you may have missed from the world of business," 10 June 2019 Also, eggs Benedict, salmon and bagels and homemade donuts. Melissa Yeager, azcentral, "Best Las Vegas buffets: 22 all-you-can-eat restaurants on the Strip," 7 June 2019 Drinking water and making sure your diet is filled with vegetables and skin-boosting foods like salmon is also important. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "The Anti-Aging Products My 59-Year-Old Mom Swears By," 29 May 2019 Along the west side of San Juan Island, orcas hunt salmon headed for the Fraser River. The Seattle Times, "How our noise is hurting orcas’ search for salmon," 19 May 2019 Season salmon with ½ tsp each salt and pepper and cook until golden brown and opaque throughout, 3 to 6 minutes per side. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Salmon with Creamy Feta Cucumbers," 29 Apr. 2019 Pro tip: The seafood pastas are favorites here, with the salmon ravioli winning particular praise. David Ferry, SFChronicle.com, "Mavericks legend Jeff Clark’s favorite spots in Half Moon Bay," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of salmon

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for salmon

Noun

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

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salmon

noun

English Language Learners Definition of salmon

: 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

noun
salm·​on | \ ˈsa-mən How to pronounce salmon (audio) \

Kids Definition of salmon

: 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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