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salm·on

 (săm′ən)
n. pl. salmon or salm·ons
1.
a. Any of various large salmonid food and game fishes of the genera Oncorhynchus and Salmo of northern waters, having pink or red flesh and characteristically swimming from salt to fresh water to spawn.
b. The flesh of a salmon, used as food.
2. A yellowish pink to light or reddish orange.

[Middle English samoun, from Old French saumon, from Latin salmō, salmōn-; see sel- in Indo-European roots.]

salmon

(ˈsæmən)
n, pl -ons or -on
1. (Animals) any soft-finned fish of the family Salmonidae, esp Salmo salar of the Atlantic and Oncorhynchus species (sockeye, Chinook, etc) of the Pacific, which are important food fishes. They occur in cold and temperate waters and many species migrate to fresh water to spawn
2. (Animals) Austral any of several unrelated fish, esp the Australian salmon
3. (Colours) short for salmon pink
[C13: from Old French saumon, from Latin salmō; related to Late Latin salar trout]

salm•on

(ˈsæm ən)

n., pl. -ons, (esp. collectively) -on for 1-3, n.
1. 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.
2. any of several salmonoid food fishes of the genus Oncorhynchus, inhabiting the N Pacific.
3. a light yellowish pink.
adj.
4. of the color salmon.
[1200–50; Middle English salmoun, samoun < Anglo-French (Old French saumon) < Latin salmōn-, s. of salmō]
salm′on•like`, adj.

salm·on

(săm′ən)
Any of various large food fish of northern waters, having pinkish flesh. Salmon swim from salt to fresh water to spawn, often climbing short waterfalls and swimming against the currents of rapids.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salmon - any of various large food and game fishes of northern waterssalmon - any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn
food fish - any fish used for food by human beings
family Salmonidae, Salmonidae - salmon and trout
salmonid - soft-finned fishes of cold and temperate waters
blackfish - female salmon that has recently spawned
redfish - male salmon that has recently spawned
Salmo salar, Atlantic salmon - found in northern coastal Atlantic waters or tributaries; adults do not die after spawning
blueback salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka, red salmon, sockeye, sockeye salmon - small salmon with red flesh; found in rivers and tributaries of the northern Pacific and valued as food; adults die after spawning
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, quinnat salmon, chinook salmon, king salmon, chinook - large Pacific salmon valued as food; adults die after spawning
chum salmon, Oncorhynchus keta, chum - a large Pacific salmon with small spots on its back; an important food fish
blue jack, Oncorhynchus kisutch, silver salmon, coho, coho salmon, cohoe - small salmon of northern Pacific coasts and the Great Lakes
salmon - flesh of any of various marine or freshwater fish of the family Salmonidae
2.salmon - a tributary of the Snake River in IdahoSalmon - a tributary of the Snake River in Idaho
Gem State, ID, Idaho - a state in the Rocky Mountains
3.salmon - flesh of any of various marine or freshwater fish of the family Salmonidae
salmon - any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn
fish - the flesh of fish used as food; "in Japan most fish is eaten raw"; "after the scare about foot-and-mouth disease a lot of people started eating fish instead of meat"; "they have a chef who specializes in fish"
Atlantic salmon - fatty pink flesh of fish from northern coastal Atlantic; usually marketed fresh
red salmon, sockeye, sockeye salmon - fatty red flesh of salmon of Pacific coast and rivers
chinook salmon, king salmon, chinook - pink or white flesh of large Pacific salmon
coho, coho salmon, cohoe, silver salmon - fatty pinkish flesh of small salmon caught in the Pacific and Great Lakes
smoked salmon - salmon cured by smoking
kippered salmon - salted and smoked salmon
4.salmon - a pale pinkish orange color
Adj.1.salmon - of orange tinged with pink
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue

salmon

noun
Related words
young alevin, grilse, parr, smolt
Translations
سَلْمُونسَمَك سُلَيْمان
losos
laks
lohi
losos
lazac
laxlaxbleikur litur
サーモンサケ
연어
salmo
lašiša
lasis
losos
losos
lososлосос
lax
ปลาแซลมอน
som/somon balığısomonsomon balığı
лосось
cá hồi

salmon

[ˈsæmən]
A. N (salmons or salmon (pl))
1. (= fish) → salmón m
2. (= colour) → color m salmón
B. ADJcolor salmón inv, asalmonado
C. CPD salmon farm Npiscifactoría f de salmónidos
salmon fishing Npesca f del salmón
salmon pink Ncolor m salmón, color m asalmonado
salmon river Nrío m salmonero
salmon steak Nfilete m de salmón
salmon trout Ntrucha f asalmonada

salmon

[ˈsæmən] [salmon] (pl) nsaumon m

salmon

n pl <-> → Lachs m, → Salm m; (= colour)Lachs(rosa) nt
adj (colour) → lachs(farben)

salmon

:
salmon leap
nLachssprung m; (man-made) → Lachsleiter or -treppe f
salmon pink
nLachsrosa nt
salmon-pink
adjlachsrosa
salmon river
n Fluss in dem Lachse vorkommen
salmon trout
nLachsforelle f

salmon

[ˈsæmən] nsalmone m
salmon fishing → pesca del salmone
salmon steak → trancio di salmone

salmon

(ˈsӕmən) plural ˈsalmon noun
a type of large fish with orange-pink flesh.

salmon

سَلْمُون losos laks Lachs σολομός salmón lohi saumon losos salmone サケ 연어 zalm laks łosoś salmão лосось lax ปลาแซลมอน somon balığı cá hồi 大马哈鱼

salmon

n. salmón.
References in classic literature ?
Plans for the winter Salmon River Abundance of salmon west of the mountains New arrangements Caches Cerre's detachment Movements in Fontenelle's camp Departure of the Blackfeet Their fortunes Wind Mountain streams Buckeye, the Delaware hunter, and the grizzly bear Bones of murdered travellers Visit to Pierre's Hole Traces of the battle Nez Perce Indians Arrival at Salmon River
The upper part of Salmon River was represented as far more eligible, besides being in an excellent beaver country; and thither the captain resolved to bend his course.
The Salmon River is one of the upper branches of the Oregon or Columbia; and takes its rise from various sources, among a group of mountains to the northwest of the Wind River chain.
As, for instance, the Sunday when Nelson and French Frank and Captain Spink stole the stolen salmon boat from Whisky Bob and Nicky the Greek.
The result of this raid was a brand-new Columbia River salmon boat, stolen from an Italian fisherman.
As they headed in for the sandspit, the submerged salmon boat could be seen, gunwales awash and held up from sinking by ropes fast to the schooner and the sloop.
After coffee, three of the men withdrew to the other boat, a Columbia River salmon boat, leaving three of us in the Reindeer.
Throw each of your two men on to a junk," whispered Le Grant to me from the salmon boat.
Up to this time there had been no noise, but from the first junk captured by the salmon boat an uproar now broke forth.
Their chief subsistence is derived from the salmon and other fish which abound in the Columbia and its tributary streams, aided by roots and herbs, especially the wappatoo, which is found on the islands of the river.
He regaled them, therefore, to the best of his ability, with abundance of salmon and wappatoo.
The world has no better fish than the bass of Otsego; it unites the richness of the shad * to the firmness of the salmon.