salmon

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See also: Salmon and salmón

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English samoun, 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).

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salmon (plural salmon)

  1. One of several species of fish, typically of the Salmoninae subfamily, brownish above with silvery sides and delicate pinkish-orange flesh; they ascend rivers to spawn.
  2. (plural salmons) A pale pinkish-orange colour, the colour of cooked salmon.
    salmon colour:  
  3. The upper bricks in a kiln which receive the least heat.
  4. (Cockney rhyming slang) snout (tobacco; from salmon and trout)

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Adjective[edit]

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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Verb[edit]

salmon (third-person singular simple present salmons, present participle salmoning, simple past and past participle salmoned)

  1. (slang, intransitive) To ride a bicycle the wrong way down a one-way street.

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English salmon, from Middle English samon, saumon, from Anglo-Norman saumon, from Old French saumon, from Latin salmō, salmōn-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: sal‧mon

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salmon

  1. a salmon; any of several fish in the subfamily Salmoninae

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salmon

  1. accusative singular of salmo

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salmon

  1. Alternative form of samoun