noun, plural salm·ons, (especially collectively) salm·on for 1–3.
Origin of salmon
Examples from the Web for salmon
The state of Idaho paid a bounty hunter to kill wolves in the Salmon River country.
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|DAILY BEAST
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.
Salmon burgers and shrimp burgers are available, too, but they are no match for the crab.Become a Fried Seafood Believer at South Beach Market|Jane & Michael Stern|April 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They found employment on the railroads, in lumber mills and salmon canneries, in mines and on farms, and in domestic service.Our Foreigners|Samuel P. Orth
Later that same year, on a war-party near Salmon River, he was killed.The Life and Times of Kateri Tekakwitha|Ellen H. Walworth
Ever since we came down upon the Snake River we had seen quantities of salmon.Tracks of a Rolling Stone|Henry J. Coke
The mouth of the stream was crowded with salmon, waiting to get up the first fresh.Ravenshoe|Henry Kingsley
I remember one case of this kind among many others that took place on Salmon River, in the fall of 1855.A String of Pearls|Various
British Dictionary definitions for salmon
noun plural -ons or -on
Word Origin for salmon
Word Origin and History 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.