sal·​mo·​nid | \ ˈsa-mə-nid , 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

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salmonid adjective

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Through the 1960s and 70s stocking of the non-native salmonids ramped up and helped develop a popular sport fishery. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: There's no point in rushing when there's a big laker on the line," 28 Apr. 2018 The daily adult limit will be two hatchery salmonids. Bill Monroe,, "Salmon seasons set for Oregon Coast, Columbia River," 13 Apr. 2018 But their region has some advantages, including fishing for migratory Lake Superior salmonids such as brown trout, steelhead, coho and king salmon. Brian E. Clark, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Free Wild Rivers Expo highlights Ashland area's fishing opportunities," 16 Mar. 2018 The presentations on Monday, for example, were grouped by: citizen science; cooperative ecosystem study units; chronic wasting disease; birds; inland lakes; Asian carp; carnivores; tools and technology; walleye; salmonids. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Conference provides snapshot of Midwest fish and wildlife issues," 3 Feb. 2018 The system-wide reduction of the Columbia's daily two-fish adult salmonid limit to include only one hatchery summer steelhead through the end of the year is just one regulation change on a lengthy and complicated list. Bill Monroe,, "Oregon controlled hunt results are being posted now," 15 June 2017 McCarthy asked, happily holding the salmonid with an Original Fish Grip tool made by his Jackson, Miss.-based employer. Gary Garth, USA TODAY, "Dream fishing destinations: New York’s Niagara River," 30 May 2017

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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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