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.
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- hump day,
- humpback whale,
- humped cattle,
Origin of humpback salmon
An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
Also called humpy, humpie.
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