salmonoid

[sal-muh-noid]

adjective

resembling a salmon.
belonging or pertaining to the suborder Salmonoidea, to which the salmon family belongs.

noun

a salmonoid fish.

Nearby words

  1. salmonella typhi,
  2. salmonella typhimurium,
  3. salmonella typhosa,
  4. salmonellosis,
  5. salmonid,
  6. salol,
  7. salome,
  8. salometer,
  9. salomon,
  10. salomon, haym

Origin of salmonoid

First recorded in 1835–45, salmonoid is from the New Latin word Salmonoidea name of the suborder. See salmon, -oid

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British Dictionary definitions for salmonoid

salmonoid

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Salmonoidea, a suborder of soft-finned teleost fishes having a fatty fin between the dorsal and tail fins: includes the salmon, whitefish, grayling, smelt, and char
of, relating to, or resembling a salmon

noun

any fish belonging to the suborder Salmonoidea, esp any of the family Salmonidae (salmon, trout, char)
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