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Meaning of SALMON

Pronunciation:  'samun, 'samun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn
  2. [n]  flesh of any of various marine or freshwater fish of the family Salmonidae
  3. [n]  a tributary of the Snake River

SALMON is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: Salmon River
 See Also: America, Atlantic salmon, Atlantic salmon, blackfish, blue jack, blueback salmon, chinook, chinook, chinook salmon, chinook salmon, coho, coho, coho salmon, coho salmon, cohoe, cohoe, family Salmonidae, fish, food fish, king salmon, king salmon, kippered salmon, Onchorynchus kisutch, Onchorynchus nerka, Onchorynchus tshawtscha, quinnat salmon, red salmon, red salmon, redfish, river, Salmo salar, salmon, salmon, salmonid, Salmonidae, silver salmon, silver salmon, smoked salmon, sockeye, sockeye, sockeye salmon, sockeye salmon, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Salm"on\ (s[a^]m"[u^]n), n.; pl. {Salmons} (-[u^]nz) or
    (collectively) {Salmon}. [OE. saumoun, salmon, F. saumon, fr.
    L. salmo, salmonis, perhaps from salire to leap. Cf. {Sally},
    1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of fishes of the
       genus {Salmo} and allied genera. The common salmon ({Salmo
       salar}) of Northern Europe and Eastern North America, and
       the California salmon, or quinnat, are the most important
       species. They are extensively preserved for food. See
    Note: The salmons ascend rivers and penetrate to their head
          streams to spawn. They are remarkably strong fishes,
          and will even leap over considerable falls which lie in
          the way of their progress. The common salmon has been
          known to grow to the weight of seventy-five pounds;
          more generally it is from fifteen to twenty-five
          pounds. Young salmon are called parr, peal, smolt, and
          grilse. Among the true salmons are:
    {Black salmon}, or {Lake salmon}, the namaycush.
    {Dog salmon}, a salmon of Western North America
       ({Oncorhynchus keta}).
    {Humpbacked salmon}, a Pacific-coast salmon ({Oncorhynchus
    {King salmon}, the quinnat.
    {Landlocked salmon}, a variety of the common salmon (var.
       {Sebago}), long confined in certain lakes in consequence
       of obstructions that prevented it from returning to the
       sea. This last is called also {dwarf salmon}.
    Note: Among fishes of other families which are locally and
          erroneously called salmon are: the pike perch, called
          {jack salmon}; the spotted, or southern, squeteague;
          the cabrilla, called {kelp salmon}; young pollock,
          called {sea salmon}; and the California yellowtail.
    2. A reddish yellow or orange color, like the flesh of the
    {Salmon berry} (Bot.), a large red raspberry growing from
       Alaska to California, the fruit of the {Rubus Nutkanus}.
    {Salmon killer} (Zo["o]l.), a stickleback ({Gasterosteus
       cataphractus}) of Western North America and Northern Asia.
    {Salmon ladder}, {Salmon stair}. See {Fish ladder}, under
    {Salmon peel}, a young salmon.
    {Salmon pipe}, a certain device for catching salmon. --Crabb.
    {Salmon trout}. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) The European sea trout ({Salmo trutta}). It resembles
           the salmon, but is smaller, and has smaller and more
           numerous scales.
       (b) The American namaycush.
       (c) A name that is also applied locally to the adult black
           spotted trout ({Salmo purpuratus}), and to the steel
           head and other large trout of the Pacific coast.
  2. \Salm"on\, a.
    Of a reddish yellow or orange color, like that of the flesh
    of the salmon.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a salmon in your dream, represents determination. You are able to overcome adversity and achieve success. Alternatively, it suggests that you are comfortable with expressing your emotions and dealing with them.
Easton Bible Dictionary
  1. garment, the son of Nashon (Ruth 4:20; Matt. 1:4, 5), possibly the same as Salma in 1 Chr. 2:51.

  2. shady; or Zalmon (q.v.), a hill covered with dark forests, south of Shechem, from which Abimelech and his men gathered wood to burn that city (Judg. 9:48). In Ps. 68:14 the change from war to peace is likened to snow on the dark mountain, as some interpret the expression. Others suppose the words here mean that the bones of the slain left unburied covered the land, so that it seemed to be white as if covered with snow. The reference, however, of the psalm is probably to Josh. 11 and 12. The scattering of the kings and their followers is fitly likened unto the snow-flakes rapidly falling on the dark Salmon. It is the modern Jebel Suleiman.

 Definition:  peaceable; perfect; he that rewards