Salmon

Definition of Salmon

Salm´on   Pronunciation: săm´ŭn
n.1.(Zool.) 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 reddish yellow or orange color, like the flesh of the salmon.
Salmon berry
(Bot.) a large red raspberry growing from Alaska to California, the fruit of the Rubus Nutkanus.
Salmon killer
(Zool.) a stickleback (Gasterosteus cataphractus) of Western North America and Northern Asia.
Salmon ladder
See Fish ladder, under Fish.
Salmon peel
a young salmon.
Salmon pipe
a certain device for catching salmon.
Salmon trout
a - (Zool.) The European sea trout (Salmo trutta). It resembles the salmon, but is smaller, and has smaller and more numerous scales.
- Crabb.
b - The American namaycush
c - 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.
a.1.Of a reddish yellow or orange color, like that of the flesh of the salmon.

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