Definition of Salmon

1. Noun. Any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn.




2. Adjective. Of orange tinged with pink.
Exact synonyms: Pink-orange, Pinkish-orange
Similar to: Chromatic

3. Noun. A tributary of the Snake River in Idaho.
Exact synonyms: Salmon River
Group relationships: Gem State, Id, Idaho
Generic synonyms: River

4. Noun. Flesh of any of various marine or freshwater fish of the family Salmonidae.

5. Noun. A pale pinkish orange color.

Definition of Salmon

1. n. 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.

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

Definition of Salmon

1. Proper noun. English surname ¹

2. Noun. (qualifier plural '''salmon''') One of several species of fish of the Salmonidae family. ¹

3. Noun. (qualifier plural '''salmons''') A yellowish pink colour, the colour of cooked salmon. ¹

4. Adjective. Having a yellowish pink colour. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Salmon

1. a food fish [n -S]

Medical Definition of Salmon

1. Origin: OE. Saumoun, salmon, F. Saumon, fr. L. Salmo, salmonis perhaps from salire to leap. Cf. Sally, v. 1. 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. The salmons ascend rivers and penetrate to their head streams to spawn. They are remarkably strong fishes, and will even leap over considerable falls which lie in the way of their progress. The common salmon has been known to grow to the weight of seventy-five pounds; more generally it is from fifteen to twenty-five pounds. Young salmon are called parr, peal, smolt, and grilse. Among the true salmons are: Black salmon, or Lake salmon, the namaycush. Dog salmon, a salmon of Western North America (Oncorhynchus keta). Humpbacked salmon, a Pacific-coast salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha). King salmon, the quinnat. Landlocked salmon, a variety of the common salmon (var. Sebago), long confined in certain lakes in consequence of obstructions that prevented it from returning to the sea. This last is called also dwarf salmon. Among fishes of other families which are locally and erroneously called salmon are: the pike perch, called jack salmon; the spotted, or southern, squeteague; the cabrilla, called kelp salmon; young pollock, called sea salmon; and the California yellowtail. 2. A reddish yellow or orange colour, like the flesh of the salmon. Salmon berry The European sea trout (Salmo trutta). It resembles the salmon, but is smaller, and has smaller and more numerous scales. The American namaycush. A name that is also applied locally to the adult black spotted trout (Salmo purpuratus), and to the steel head and other large trout of the Pacific coast. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Salmon

sally port
sally ports
sallying
sallying forth
sallyman
sallyport
sallyports
salmagundi
salmagundis
salmeterol
salmeterol xinafoate
salmi
salmiac
salmine
salmis
salmon (current term)
salmon and trout
salmon berry
salmon disease
salmon loaf
salmon oil
salmon patch
salmon patches
salmon pink
salmon poisoning
salmon trout
salmonberries
salmonberry
salmonburger
salmonburgers

Literary usage of Salmon

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1881)
"There are five species of salmon (Oncorhynchus) in the waters of the North ... These species may be called the quinnat or king salmon, the blue-back salmon ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1897)
"salmon had license from t he pope i June 1299 to contract a loan of thir- , thousand marks ... salmon received restitution e temporalities on 19 Oct. (Cal. ..."

3. The Complete Angler by Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton (1859)
"The salmon is accounted the king of fresh-water fish ; and is ever bred in rivers relating to the sea, yet so high or far from it, as admits of no tincture ..."

4. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1899)
"Inquiry (An) into the present state and means of improving the salmon ... Reports and correspondence respecting [salmon] fish passes on the Shannon, ..."

5. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1898)
"PUGET SOUND salmon. EL KELLOGG. The salmon is the king of our Northern fishes. From my childhood. I have been familiar with him. In the ice-cold mountain ..."

6. The Complete Angler by Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton, Edward Fitzgibbon (1854)
"OBSERVATIONS ON THE salmon ; WITH DIRECTIONS HOW TO FISH FOR HIM. Pise. The salmon is accounted the king of fresh-water fish; and is ever bred in rivers ..."

7. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1894)
"Does the salmon seize the fly for food 1 2. What is the natural food of the ... Does the salmon possess the se'nse of colour 1 Does the salmon seize the fly ..."

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