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
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
Origin: [OE. saumoun, salmon, F. saumon, fr. L. salmo, salmonis, perhaps from salire to leap. Cf. Sally, v.]
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
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
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
Rank popularity for the word 'salmon' in Nouns Frequency: #2550
The numerical value of salmon in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of salmon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We're not opposed to mineral extraction, but salmon must always come first.
We’re not opposed to mineral extraction, but salmon must always come first.
Anisakis can infect salmon, herring, cod, mackerel, squids, halibut and red snapper.
We were returning cod, but the person before us had just returned salmon that had worms in it.
Salmon has a reputation for being one of the greatest foods to help reduce inflammation within the body.
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Translations for salmon
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- حوت سليمانArabic
- salmóCatalan, Valencian
- lososová, lososCzech
- lachsfarben, lachsrosa, Lachs, lachsrot, lachsfarbigGerman
- salmino, salmido, virsalmo, virsalmido, salmo, salmidinoEsperanto
- asalmonado, salmónSpanish
- ماهی آزاد, سالمونPersian
- lohenpunainen, lohikala, lohi-, lohiFinnish
- bradanScottish Gaelic
- סַלְמוֹן, אִלְתִּיתHebrew
- salmono, salmonyunino, salmonyunulo, salmonulo, salmonino, salmonyunoIdo
- laxbleikur litur, lax, laxbleikurIcelandic
- サーモン, 鮭Japanese
- ehek, sowmanCornish
- SaumonLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- розово-портокалова, лосос, розовопортокалов, лососовMacedonian
- zalm-, zalmkleur, zalmkleurige, zalmkleurig, zalmDutch
- lakse-, laksfiskNorwegian
- łososiowy, łosośPolish
- оранжево, розовый, цвет, лососёвый, лосось, сомон, сёмгаRussian
- luossaNorthern Sami
- ло̏сос, lȍsosSerbo-Croatian
- lososová, lososSlovak
- som, somonTurkish
- cá hồiVietnamese
- salmül, hisalmül, salm, jisalmül, salmik, hisalm, salmil, jisalm, salmaköl, salmakölikVolapük
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