belonging or pertaining to the family Salmonidae, including the salmons, trouts, chars, and whitefishes.


a salmonid fish.

Origin of salmonid

First recorded in 1865–70, salmonid is from the New Latin word Salmonidae name of the family. See salmon, -id2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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any fish of the family Salmonidiae
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