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NOUN (4)

1. any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn;

2. a tributary of the Snake River in Idaho;
[syn: Salmon, Salmon River]

3. flesh of any of various marine or freshwater fish of the family Salmonidae;

4. a pale pinkish orange color;


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. of orange tinged with pink;
[syn: pink-orange, pinkish-orange, salmon]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Salmon \Salm"on\ (s[a^]m"[u^]n), n.; pl. Salmons (-[u^]nz) or (collectively) Salmon. [OE. saumoun, salmon, F. saumon, fr. L. salmo, salmonis, perhaps from salire to leap. Cf. Sally, v.] 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. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] Note: The salmons ascend rivers and penetrate to their head streams to spawn. They are remarkably strong fishes, and will even leap over considerable falls which lie in the way of their progress. The common salmon has been known to grow to the weight of seventy-five pounds; more generally it is from fifteen to twenty-five pounds. Young salmon are called parr, peal, smolt, and grilse. Among the true salmons are: Black salmon, or Lake salmon, the namaycush. Dog salmon, a salmon of Western North America (Oncorhynchus keta). Humpbacked salmon, a Pacific-coast salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha). King salmon, the quinnat. Landlocked salmon, a variety of the common salmon (var. Sebago), long confined in certain lakes in consequence of obstructions that prevented it from returning to the sea. This last is called also dwarf salmon. [1913 Webster] Note: Among fishes of other families which are locally and erroneously called salmon are: the pike perch, called jack salmon; the spotted, or southern, squeteague; the cabrilla, called kelp salmon; young pollock, called sea salmon; and the California yellowtail. [1913 Webster] 2. A reddish yellow or orange color, like the flesh of the salmon. [1913 Webster] 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, Salmon stair. See Fish ladder, under Fish. Salmon peel, a young salmon. Salmon pipe, a certain device for catching salmon. --Crabb. Salmon trout. (Zool.) (a) The European sea trout (Salmo trutta). It resembles the salmon, but is smaller, and has smaller and more numerous scales. (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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Salmon \Salm"on\, a. Of a reddish yellow or orange color, like that of the flesh of the salmon. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ceratodus \Ce*rat"o*dus\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ke`ras, ke`ratos horn + ? tooth.] (Zool.) A genus of ganoid fishes, of the order Dipnoi, first known as Mesozoic fossil fishes; but recently two living species have been discovered in Australian rivers. They have lungs so well developed that they can leave the water and breathe in air. In Australia they are called salmon and baramunda. See Dipnoi, and Archipterygium. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

salmon adj 1: of orange tinged with pink [syn: pink-orange, pinkish- orange, salmon] n 1: any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn 2: a tributary of the Snake River in Idaho [syn: Salmon, Salmon River] 3: flesh of any of various marine or freshwater fish of the family Salmonidae 4: a pale pinkish orange color
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

65 Moby Thesaurus words for "salmon": Loch Ness monster, alevin, benthon, benthos, broad jumper, bucking bronco, buckjumper, cetacean, coral, dolphin, fingerling, fish, flea, frog, fry, game fish, gazelle, goat, grasshopper, grilse, high jumper, hopper, hurdle racer, hurdler, incarnadine, jackrabbit, jumper, jumping bean, jumping jack, kangaroo, kipper, leaper, man-eater, man-eating shark, marine animal, minnow, minny, nekton, panfish, pink, pinkish, pinky, plankton, pole vaulter, porpoise, primrose, rose, rose-colored, rose-hued, rose-red, roseate, rosy, sea monster, sea pig, sea serpent, sea snake, shark, smolt, sponge, stag, sunfisher, timber topper, tropical fish, vaulter, whale
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Salmon garment, the son of Nashon (Ruth 4:20; Matt. 1:4, 5), possibly the same as Salma in 1 Chr. 2:51.
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Salmon 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.
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's):

Salmon, peaceable; perfect; he that rewards
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Salmon, ID -- U.S. city in Idaho Population (2000): 3122 Housing Units (2000): 1576 Land area (2000): 1.721817 sq. miles (4.459486 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.053828 sq. miles (0.139414 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.775645 sq. miles (4.598900 sq. km) FIPS code: 71650 Located within: Idaho (ID), FIPS 16 Location: 45.178110 N, 113.902660 W ZIP Codes (1990): 83467 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Salmon, ID Salmon