n. pl. salmon or salm·ons
a. Any of various large salmonid food and game fishes of the genera Oncorhynchus and Salmo of northern waters, having pink or red flesh and characteristically swimming from salt to fresh water to spawn.
b. The flesh of a salmon, used as food.
2. A yellowish pink to light or reddish orange.
[Middle English samoun, from Old French saumon, from Latin salmō, salmōn-; see sel- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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