Skip to search.
Reference
Dictionary
Encyclopedia
Thesaurus
World Factbook

 
Search Dictionary:

Houghton Mifflin

salm·on  audio  (smn) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. salmon or salm·ons
  1. 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.
  2. A moderate, light, or strong yellowish pink to a moderate reddish orange or light orange.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English samoun, from Old French saumon, from Latin salm, salmn-; see sel- in Indo-European roots


Visit our partner's site
Provided by Houghton Mifflin
logoeReference -- Download this interactive reference software to your desktop computer