Definitions for salmonˈsæm ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

salm•on*ˈsæm ən(n.)(pl.)-ons; -on

  1. (n.)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.

    Category: Ichthyology

  2. any of several salmonoid food fishes of the genus Oncorhynchus, inhabiting the N Pacific.

    Category: Ichthyology

  3. a light yellowish pink.

  4. (adj.)of the color salmon.

* for 1-3 .

Origin of salmon:

1200–50; ME salmoun, samoun < AF (OF saumon) < L salmōn-, s. of salmō

salm′on•like`(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. salmon(noun)

    any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn

  2. Salmon, Salmon River(noun)

    a tributary of the Snake River in Idaho

  3. salmon(noun)

    flesh of any of various marine or freshwater fish of the family Salmonidae

  4. salmon(adj)

    a pale pinkish orange color

  5. pink-orange, pinkish-orange, salmon(adj)

    of orange tinged with pink

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. salmon(noun)ˈsæm ən

    a type of fish with pink flesh, or the meat of this fish

    salmon swimming up the river; I think I'll have the salmon.

Wiktionary

  1. salmon(Noun)

    One of several species of fish of the Salmonidae family.

  2. salmon(Adjective)

    Having a yellowish pink colour.

  3. Salmon(ProperNoun)

    English surname

  4. Origin: From samon, from saumon, from saumon, from salmo. Displaced native lax, from leax.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Salmon

    of Salmon

  2. Salmon

    any one of several species of fishes of the genus Salmo and allied genera. The common salmon (Salmo salar) of Northern Europe and Eastern North America, and the California salmon, or quinnat, are the most important species. They are extensively preserved for food. See Quinnat

  3. Salmon

    a reddish yellow or orange color, like the flesh of the salmon

  4. Salmon(adj)

    of a reddish yellow or orange color, like that of the flesh of the salmon

Freebase

  1. Salmon

    Salmon is the common name for several species of fish in the family Salmonidae. Several other fish in the same family are called trout; the difference is often said to be that salmon migrate and trout are resident, but this distinction does not strictly hold true. Salmon live along the coasts of both the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and have also been introduced into the Great Lakes of North America. Salmon are intensively produced in aquaculture in many parts of the world. Typically, salmon are anadromous: they are born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean, then return to fresh water to reproduce. However, populations of several species are restricted to fresh water through their lives. Folklore has it that the fish return to the exact spot where they were born to spawn; tracking studies have shown this to be true, and this homing behavior has been shown to depend on olfactory memory.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Salmon

    Fish of the genera ONCORHYNCHUS and Salmo in the family SALMONIDAE. They are anadromous game fish, frequenting the coastal waters of both the North Atlantic and Pacific. They are known for their gameness as a sport fish and for the quality of their flesh as a table fish. (Webster, 3d ed).

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'salmon' in Nouns Frequency: #2550


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salmon(noun)

a type of large fish with orange-pink flesh.

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