Origin of dog salmon
An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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It consists at first of dog-salmon, corn and cornmeal mush, rice and bacon.The Land of Tomorrow
William B Stephenson, Jr.
The dog-salmon is not canned, but large numbers are caught by the Japanese, who salt them for export to the Orient.