Definitions for salmonˈsæm ən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
salm•on*ˈsæm ən(n.)(pl.)-ons; -on
(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.
any of several salmonoid food fishes of the genus Oncorhynchus, inhabiting the N Pacific.
a light yellowish pink.
(adj.)of the color salmon.
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Origin of salmon:
1200–50; ME salmoun, samoun < AF (OF saumon) < L salmōn-, s. of salmō
any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn
Salmon, Salmon River(noun)
a tributary of the Snake River in Idaho
flesh of any of various marine or freshwater fish of the family Salmonidae
a pale pinkish orange color
pink-orange, pinkish-orange, salmon(adj)
of orange tinged with pink
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
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.
One of several species of fish of the Salmonidae family.
Having a yellowish pink colour.
Origin: From samon, from saumon, from saumon, from salmo. Displaced native lax, from leax.
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
a reddish yellow or orange color, like the flesh of the salmon
of a reddish yellow or orange color, like that of the flesh of the salmon
U.S. National Library of Medicine
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).
Translations for salmon
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of large fish with orange-pink flesh.
- سَمَك سُلَيْمانArabic
- salmãoPortuguese (BR)
- der LachsGerman
- ماهي آزادFarsi
- सामन, मृदुपक्षाHindi
- ikan salemIndonesian
- ikan salmonMalay
- ماهي آزادPersian
- يو ډول ور غوښى كب: سور بخن نارنجى رنګPashto
- som/somon balığıTurkish
- 鮭魚Chinese (Trad.)
- лосось, сьомгаUkrainian
- جنس سالمو کے خاندان کی نقل مکانی کرنے والی سمندری مچھلیUrdu
- cá hồiVietnamese
- 大马哈鱼，鲑鱼Chinese (Simp.)
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