salmonid

noun
sal·​mo·​nid | \ ˈsa-mə-nid How to pronounce salmonid (audio) , ˈsal- \

Definition of salmonid

: any of a family (Salmonidae) of elongate bony fishes (such as a salmon or trout) that have the last three vertebrae upturned

Other Words from salmonid

salmonid adjective

Examples of salmonid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All salmonid fishing closes when chinook is closed. oregonlive, 18 Apr. 2020 But commercial fishing and the construction of dams over the last two centuries have contributed to the decline of wild salmonids by 95 percent. Priyanka Runwal, New York Times, 12 Nov. 2019 The results of our studies have shown that the system does have potential to assist in migration of salmonids. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 15 Aug. 2019 The results of our studies have shown that the system does have potential to assist in migration of salmonids. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 15 Aug. 2019 The results of our studies have shown that the system does have potential to assist in migration of salmonids. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 15 Aug. 2019 The results of our studies have shown that the system does have potential to assist in migration of salmonids. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 15 Aug. 2019 The results of our studies have shown that the system does have potential to assist in migration of salmonids. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 15 Aug. 2019 The results of our studies have shown that the system does have potential to assist in migration of salmonids. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 15 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of salmonid

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for salmonid

New Latin Salmonidae, from Salmon-, Salmo, genus name, from Latin salmo salmon

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The first known use of salmonid was in 1868

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“Salmonid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salmonid. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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