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chum salmon

noun
  1. a Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus keta, occurring from southern California to Alaska and off the coasts of Japan and Korea, fished commercially and for sport.
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Origin of chum salmon

1905–10; chum < Chinook Jargon cam mixed colors, spotted, striped < Lower Chinook c'ə́m(·) variegated
Also called chum, dog salmon, keta.
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