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salmonnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈsæm.ən/ (plural salmon)
B1 a medium-sized silver-coloured ​fish that ​lives in the ​sea or ​rivers and ​swims up ​rivers to ​produceitseggs. Its ​pinkflesh is ​eaten as a ​food: fresh/​smoked/​tinned salmon salmon ​mousse salmon ​fishing

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(Definition of salmon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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salmonnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈsæm·ən/ (plural salmon)
a medium-size ​fish with ​pinkflesh which ​lives in the ​sea: [U] smoked/​canned salmon [U] They went salmon ​fishing.
(Definition of salmon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “salmon”
in Korean 연어…
in Arabic سَلَمون…
in Malaysian ikan salmon…
in French saumon…
in Russian лосось, лососина…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鮭魚…
in Italian salmone…
in Turkish somon balığı…
in Polish łosoś…
in Spanish salmón…
in Vietnamese cá hồi…
in Portuguese salmão…
in Thai ปลาแซลมอน…
in German der Lachs…
in Catalan salmó…
in Japanese (魚の)サケ, しゃけ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鲑鱼,大麻哈鱼…
in Indonesian ikan salem…
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