- a marine and freshwater food fish, Salmo salar, of the family Salmonidae, having pink flesh, inhabiting waters off the North Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America near the mouths of large rivers, which it enters to spawn.
- landlocked salmon.
- any of several salmonoid food fishes of the genus Oncorhynchus, inhabiting the North Pacific.
- a light yellowish-pink.
- of the color salmon.
Origin of salmon
Related Words for salmonrose, flaming, maroon, glowing, cardinal, crimson, coral, wine, cantaloupe, bittersweet, titian, peach, apricot, salmon, carrot, tangerine, flush, blush, fuchsia, pink
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Contemporary Examples of salmon
The state of Idaho paid a bounty hunter to kill wolves in the Salmon River country.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear
November 23, 2014
The salmon is presented atop a mound of sautéed vegetables: mushrooms, peppers, squash, onions, leafy greens, and herbs.Spaghetti for Breakfast?! Not So Crazy at This Idaho Farm Café
Jane & Michael Stern
August 4, 2014
Non-fish eaters should attend the arts and crafts fair or catch a live show at the Salmon Jam.
For anyone feeling guilty from eating all that salmon, you can sign up for the AK Salmon Runs road race on the second day.
Opt for salmon, which has lots of omega-3 fatty acids that strengthen brainpower.Short on Zzz’s? 15 Research-Backed Sleep Hacks
May 9, 2014
Historical Examples of salmon
Now this Salmon, according to the genealogy, was David's great-grandfather.A Theological-Political Treatise [Part II]
Benedict of Spinoza
Yet its use is absolutely indispensable to the salmon angler on the Spey.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
Have ready a small tureen of lobster sauce to accompany the salmon.
Heat it over again, and send it to table with salmon or fresh cod.
The weir had been erected to pen the Chenook salmon from going further up-stream.American Notes
- any soft-finned fish of the family Salmonidae, esp Salmo salar of the Atlantic and Oncorhynchus species (sockeye, Chinook, etc) of the Pacific, which are important food fishes. They occur in cold and temperate waters and many species migrate to fresh water to spawn
- Australian any of several unrelated fish, esp the Australian salmon
- short for salmon pink
Word Origin for salmon
early 13c., from Anglo-French samoun, Old French salmun (Modern French saumon), from Latin salmonem (nominative salmo) "a salmon," probably originally "leaper," from salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.)), though some dismiss this as folk etymology. Another theory traces it to Celtic. Replaced Old English læx, from PIE *lax, the more usual word for the fish (see lox). In reference to a color, from 1786.