Meaning of “salmon” in the English Dictionary


"salmon" in English

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salmonnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈsæm.ən/ us /ˈsæm.ən/ plural salmon

B1 a medium-sized silver-coloured fish that lives in the sea or rivers and swims up rivers to produce its eggs. Its pink flesh is eaten as a food:

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 pink flesh which lives in the sea:

[ U ] They went salmon fishing.

(Definition of “salmon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)