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Definition of "salmon" []

  • Any of various large food and game fishes of the genera Salmo and Oncorhynchus, of northern waters, having delicate pinkish flesh and characteristically swimming from salt to fresh water to spawn. (noun)
  • A moderate, light, or strong yellowish pink to a moderate reddish orange or light orange. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "salmon" in a sentence
  • "Two days after, when I looked at it again, the shepherdess's attire was changed -- she had on no longer the pea-green dress over the salmon, but a _salmon_ dress over a _pea-green_ slip."
  • "I always have the salmon sushi with chili ’salmon nigiri’ and D., the ebi prawn nigiri with herb pesto."
  • "Another yummy part of the salmon is actually the belly."