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EtymologyEdit

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).

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NounEdit

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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AdjectiveEdit

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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salmon

  1. accusative singular of salmo