What does salmon mean?

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ˈsæm ənsalmon

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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.

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

  2. salmon(Adjective)

    Having a yellowish pink colour.

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

  3. Salmon(ProperNoun)

    English surname

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Salmon

    of Salmon

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

  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

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

  3. Salmon

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

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

  4. Salmon(adj)

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

    Etymology: [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).

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. salmon

    The well-known fish, Salmo salar. It is partly oceanic and partly fluviatile, ascending rivers in the breeding season.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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

Examples of salmon in a Sentence

  1. William Muir:

    The current practice of using wild-caught salmon as a food source is not sustainable, our oceans are overfished.

  2. Mary Catharine Martin:

    Bristol Bay's very good, salmon have sustained the way of life of the people of Alaska for thousands of years.

  3. Francis McCrory:

    There was a lot of salmon in those days – all species – coho, steelhead and our sockeye, the blueback, you could make a good living in those days.

  4. Jason Metrokin:

    We're not opposed to mineral extraction, but salmon must always come first.

  5. Rich Johnson:

    We will hold these little fish at little White Salmon until around October, when the temperatures cool, then we will move them back to Warm Springs to let them finish maturing there.

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