chum salmon

noun
a Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus keta, occurring from southern California to Alaska and off the coasts of Japan and Korea, fished commercially and for sport.
Also called chum, dog salmon, keta.


Origin:
1905–10; chum < Chinook Jargon cam mixed colors, spotted, striped < Lower Chinook c'ə́m(·) variegated

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chum salmon

noun
a large Pacific salmon with small spots on its back; an important food fish 
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Example sentences
It perches over a small pool, then lunges with both paws and comes up with a plump three-foot chum salmon.
Resident orcas, researchers found, eat chinook and chum salmon.
Also, the quality of chum salmon caught in the coastal area is poor.
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