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landlocked salmon

a variety of the Atlantic Ocean salmon, Salmo salar, confined to the freshwater lakes of New England and adjacent areas of Canada.
Also called lake salmon.
Origin of landlocked salmon
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Trout by nature, and landlocked salmon by artificial planting.

    Days Off Henry Van Dyke
  • John Denny said they were all onannaniche or landlocked salmon.

  • Some landlocked salmon have been introduced, but they are not adapted to North Dakota lakes and streams.

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