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  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Salmonidae, including the salmons, trouts, chars, and whitefishes.
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  1. a salmonid fish.
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Origin of salmonid

First recorded in 1865–70, salmonid is from the New Latin word Salmonidae name of the family. See salmon, -id2
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Examples from the Web for salmonid

Historical Examples of salmonid

  • The Salmonid are found in the rivers flowing into the Arctic Ocean.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2


  • The species of Salmonid call particularly our attention, from the minuteness of the characters upon which their distinction rests.

  • We shall limit our remarks to the species which are essentially marine, such as the Salmonid, the Clupead, and a few others.

    The Ocean World:

    Louis Figuier

  • The whole salmon family—the Salmonid—are typical northern immigrants.

  • Probably the sexually-immature worm occurs in other fishes, especially the Salmonid.


    T. Spencer Cobbold

British Dictionary definitions for salmonid


  1. any fish of the family Salmonidiae
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