What does salmon mean?

Definitions for salmonˈsæm ən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word salmon.

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

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

  5. Origin: [OE. saumoun, salmon, F. saumon, fr. L. salmo, salmonis, perhaps from salire to leap. Cf. Sally, v.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Salmon

    sam′un, n. a large fish, brownish above, with silvery sides, the delicate flesh reddish-orange in colour—ascending rivers to spawn: the upper bricks in a kiln which receive the least heat.—ns. Sal′mō, the leading genus of Salmonidæ; Salm′on-col′our, an orange-pink; Salm′onet, a young salmon; Salm′on-fish′ery, a place where salmon-fishing is carried on; Salm′on-fly, any kind of artificial fly for taking salmon; Salm′on-fry, salmon under two years old; Salm′oning, the salmon industry, as canning; Salm′on-kill′er, a sort of stickleback; Salm′on-leap, -ladd′er, a series of steps to permit a salmon to pass up-stream.—adj. Salm′onoid.—ns. Salm′on-peal, -peel, a grilse under 2 lb.; Salm′on-spear, an instrument used in spearing salmon; Salm′on-spring, a smolt or young salmon of the first year; Salm′on-tack′le, the rod, line, and fly with which salmon are taken; Salm′on-trout, a trout like the salmon, but smaller and thicker in proportion; Salm′on-weir, a weir specially designed to take salmon.—Black salmon, the great lake trout; Burnett salmon, a fish with reddish flesh like a salmon; Calvered salmon, pickled salmon; Cornish salmon, the pollack; Kelp salmon, a serranoid fish; Kippered Salmon, salmon salted and smoke-dried; Quoddy salmon, the pollack; Sea salmon, the pollack; White salmon, a carangoid Californian fish. [O. Fr. saulmon—L. salmo, from salīre, to leap.]

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of salmon in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of salmon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gary Smith:

    Even if you didn’t book any excursions or only booked ones like salmon bakes, you would have to not look out your window, to not sit on your balcony, most likely you will see something.

  2. Michael Cimarusti:

    If you want to save Pacific salmon, you should eat Pacific salmon, because if there's not a market for wild Pacific salmon there won't be fishermen out there chasing them and lawmakers won't regulate their protection.

  3. Mickey Kera:

    I love the venison soup stew, salmon milk soup and Jansson's temptation (baked potato with caramelized onion gratin), which are traditional Nordic dishes, i really want to introduce Moomin and Finnish lifestyle to Hong Kong people.

  4. Native American:

    We know what the animals do, what are the needs of the beaver, the bear, the salmon, and other creatures, because long ago men married them and acquired this knowledge from their animal wives. Today the priests say we lie, but we know better.

  5. Kimberly Warner:

    It’s anyone’s guess how much of our wild domestic salmon makes its way back to the U.S. after being processed abroad. Without traceability, it is nearly impossible to follow the fish from the farm or fishing boat to the dinner plate. What we end up eating is mostly cheaper, imported farmed salmon, sometimes masquerading as U.S. wild-caught fish.

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