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===Etymology===
 
===Etymology===

Revision as of 18:32, 12 June 2017

See also: Salmon and salmón

English

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Pronunciation

Etymology

From Middle English samon, saumon, from Anglo-Norman saumon, from Old French saumon, from Latin salmō, salmōn-. Displaced native Middle English lax, from Old English leax. The unpronounced l was later inserted to make the word appear closer to its Latin root (compare words like debt, indict, receipt for the same spelling Latinizations).

Noun

salmon (plural salmon)

  1. One of several species of fish, typically of the Salmoninae subfamily.
  2. (plural salmons) A pale pinkish-orange colour, the colour of cooked salmon.
    salmon colour:  
  3. (Cockney rhyming slang) snout (tobacco; from salmon and trout)

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Adjective

salmon (not comparable)

  1. Having a pale pinkish-orange colour.
    • 1977, John Le Carré, The Honourable Schoolboy, Folio Society 2010, p. 155:
      Smiley and Guillam perched disconsolately beneath it, on a bench of salmon velvet.

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Esperanto

Noun

salmon sg

  1. accusative singular of salmo