chum salmon


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

Nearby words

  1. chuleta,
  2. chulo,
  3. chulpa,
  4. chulym,
  5. chum,
  6. chuman,
  7. chumash,
  8. chummy,
  9. chump,
  10. chump change

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019