salmon

[sam-uhn]
noun, plural salmons (especially collectively) salmon for 1–3.
1.
a marine and freshwater food fish, Salmo salar, of the family Salmonidae, having pink flesh, inhabiting waters off the North Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America near the mouths of large rivers, which it enters to spawn.
3.
any of several salmonoid food fishes of the genus Oncorhynchus, inhabiting the North Pacific.
4.
a light yellowish-pink.
adjective
5.
of the color salmon.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English salmoun, samoun < Anglo-French (Old French saumon) < Latin salmōn-, stem of salmō

salmonlike, adjective
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salmon (ˈsæmən)
 
n , pl -ons, -on
1.  any soft-finned fish of the family Salmonidae, esp Salmo salar of the Atlantic and Oncorhynchus species (sockeye, Chinook, etc) of the Pacific, which are important food fishes. They occur in cold and temperate waters and many species migrate to fresh water to spawn
2.  (Austral) any of several unrelated fish, esp the Australian salmon
3.  short for salmon pink
 
[C13: from Old French saumon, from Latin salmō; related to Late Latin salar trout]

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salmon
c.1200, from O.Fr. salmun, from L. salmonem (nom. salmo) "a salmon," possibly originally "leaper," from salire "to leap," though some dismiss this as folk etymology. Another theory traces it to Celtic. Replaced O.E. læx, from PIE *lax, the more usual word for the fish (see lox).
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Salmon definition


garment, the son of Nashon (Ruth 4:20; Matt. 1:4, 5), possibly the same as Salma in 1 Chr. 2:51.

Salmon definition


shady; or Zalmon (q.v.), a hill covered with dark forests, south of Shechem, from which Abimelech and his men gathered wood to burn that city (Judg. 9:48). In Ps. 68:14 the change from war to peace is likened to snow on the dark mountain, as some interpret the expression. Others suppose the words here mean that the bones of the slain left unburied covered the land, so that it seemed to be white as if covered with snow. The reference, however, of the psalm is probably to Josh. 11 and 12. The scattering of the kings and their followers is fitly likened unto the snow-flakes rapidly falling on the dark Salmon. It is the modern Jebel Suleiman.

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Example sentences
Here is a savory, warm little pancake made with a bean batter and topped with
  cream or yogurt and smoked salmon.
Before salmon were farmed, supermarkets found the unpredictable supply made it
  difficult to sell.
Salmon in all their varieties are a great resource for humanity.
Slide a whole salmon fillet onto the grill, along with vegetable skewers.
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