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pink salmon

a small Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, distinguished by its small scales and long anal fin and by the bright red spawning coloration of males, occurring from California to Alaska and in waters of Japan: fished commercially and for sport.
Also called humpback salmon.
Origin of pink salmon
First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Fresh fish this time, half a pink salmon trout lately pulled from the water.

    The Huntress Hulbert Footner
  • Then Thor made eight mouthfuls of eight pink salmon, a dish of which he was very fond.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
British Dictionary definitions for pink salmon

pink salmon

any salmon having pale pink flesh, esp Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, of the Pacific Ocean
the flesh of such a fish
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