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pink salmon

noun
1.
a small Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, distinguished by its small scales and long anal fin and by the bright red spawning coloration of males, occurring from California to Alaska and in waters of Japan: fished commercially and for sport.
Also called humpback salmon.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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  • Fall chum salmon migrate farther inland than pink salmon, but summer chum and pink salmon spawn in similar areas.
British Dictionary definitions for pink salmon

pink salmon

noun
1.
any salmon having pale pink flesh, esp Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, of the Pacific Ocean
2.
the flesh of such a fish
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