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dog salmon

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noun
  1. chum salmon.
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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.