humpback salmon


noun

a pink salmon inhabiting North Pacific waters: so-called because of the hump that appears behind the head of the male when it is ready for spawning.
Also called humpy, humpie.

Origin of humpback salmon

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10

Words nearby humpback salmon

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