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English definition of “salmon”


noun [C or U] uk   /ˈsæm.ən/ (plural salmon) us  
B1 a medium-sized silver-coloured fish that lives in the sea and swims up rivers to produce its eggs. Its pink flesh is eaten as a food: fresh/smoked/tinned salmon salmon mousse/fishcakes salmon fishing
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