Definition of Atlantic salmon

1. Noun. Fatty pink flesh of fish from northern coastal Atlantic; usually marketed fresh.

Group relationships: Salmo Salar
Generic synonyms: Salmon

2. Noun. Found in northern coastal Atlantic waters or tributaries; adults do not die after spawning.
Exact synonyms: Salmo Salar
Generic synonyms: Salmon
Group relationships: Genus Salmo, Salmo
Specialized synonyms: Lake Salmon, Landlocked Salmon

Definition of Atlantic salmon

1. Noun. A species of fish of the Salmonidae family, the Salmo salar. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Atlantic Salmon

Atlantic bottlenose dolphin
Atlantic cod
Atlantic croaker
Atlantic halibut
Atlantic herring
Atlantic herrings
Atlantic manta
Atlantic moonfish
Atlantic pollock
Atlantic pollocks
Atlantic pomfret
Atlantic provinces
Atlantic puffin
Atlantic ridley
Atlantic sailfish
Atlantic salmon (current term)
Atlantic salmons
Atlantic sea bream
Atlantic spiny dogfish
Atlantic tomcod
Atlantic tripletail
Atlantic walrus
Atlantic white cedar

Literary usage of Atlantic salmon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Food and Game Fishes: A Popular Account of All the Species Found in by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1902)
"Size moderate; Common Atlantic salmon Salmo salar Linnaeus irideus, 198 The Atlantic salmon is perhaps the best and most widely known of all game fishes, ..."

2. A Guide to the Study of Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1905)
"The Atlantic salmon.—The large species of Salmo, called salmon by English-speaking people (Salmo salar, Salmo trutta), are marine and anadromous, ..."

3. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1921)
"Successful efforts to stock Delaware River with Atlantic salmon. (Kept, comrs. of fisheries ... Atlantic salmon: proper points on Delaware for planting. ..."

4. Foods and Their Adulteration: Origin, Manufacture, and Composition of Food by Harvey Washington Wiley (1917)
"The Atlantic salmon often reach a very large size. ... The Atlantic salmon is used chiefly in the fresh state for two reasons, first, because the catch is ..."

5. Environmental Performance Reviews by Oecd (2001)
"2.2 Protecting Atlantic salmon The declining stock of wild Atlantic salmon has become a widely debated issue in Norway. Their protection has high priority ..."

6. The Way Life Begins: An Introduction to Sex Education by Bertha Chapman Cady, Vernon Mosher Cady, American Social Hygiene Association (1917)
"There are two kinds of salmon about the American shores; one known as the Atlantic salmon, and the other the Pacific salmon with its several recognized ..."

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