Definition of King salmon

1. Noun. Pink or white flesh of large Pacific salmon.

Exact synonyms: Chinook, Chinook Salmon
Group relationships: Chinook, Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus Tshawytscha, Quinnat Salmon
Generic synonyms: Salmon

2. Noun. Large Pacific salmon valued as food; adults die after spawning.
Exact synonyms: Chinook, Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus Tshawytscha, Quinnat Salmon
Generic synonyms: Salmon
Group relationships: Genus Oncorhynchus, Oncorhynchus
Terms within: Chinook, Chinook Salmon

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Lexicographical Neighbors of King Salmon

king of insects
king of six
king of spades
king of the doos
king of the herring
king of the hill
king orange
king oyster mushroom
king oyster mushrooms
king pair
king pairs
king penguin
king penguins
king post
king protea
king salmon (current term)
king skin
king snake
king tide
king tides
king vulture
king whiting

Literary usage of King salmon

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1. American Food and Game Fishes: A Popular Account of All the Species Found in by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1902)
"Only the quinnat or king salmon has been noticed south of San Francisco. ... Of these species, the king salmon and blueback salmon habitually "run" in the ..."

2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1904)
"The king salmon and blueback habitually 'run' in the spring, the others in ... king salmon and silver salmon of all sizes are taken with the seine at almost ..."

3. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1871)
"They form the bulk of the better class of salmon iu all tho rivers of Alaska. They arrive later than the king salmon, remain longer, and travel more rapidly ..."

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