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A Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) valued as a food and game fish, having tiny specks on the back and large teeth in spawning males. Also called dog salmon.
[Chinook Jargon cam, spotted, striped, from Lower Chinook c'əám, c'əám·, variegated.]
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a Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus keta, with fine speckles above.
[1905–10; chum < Chinook Jargon cam mixed colors, spotted, striped < Lower Chinook c'ə́m(∙) variegated]
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|Noun||1.||chum salmon - a large Pacific salmon with small spots on its back; an important food fish|
salmon - any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn
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