salmon

salmon

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English

Etymology

From Middle English samoun, 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).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: să'mən, IPA(key): /ˈsæmən/
  • Rhymes: -æmən
  • (Southern American English, sometimes) IPA(key): /ˈsælmən/
  • (Canada) IPA(key): /ˈsɑmən/

Noun

salmon (plural salmon)

  1. One of several species of fish, typically of the Salmoninae subfamily, brownish above with silvery sides and delicate pinkish-orange flesh; they ascend rivers to spawn.
    Synonym: lax
  2. (plural salmons) A pale pinkish-orange colour, the colour of cooked salmon.
    Synonym: salmon pink
  3. The upper bricks in a kiln which receive the least heat.
  4. (Cockney rhyming slang) snout (tobacco; from salmon and trout)
    • 1992, The Shamen (band), Ebeneezer Goode (song)
      Got any salmon?

Derived terms

Related terms

  • samlet

Translations

Adjective

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.

Translations

Verb

salmon (third-person singular simple present salmons, present participle salmoning, simple past and past participle salmoned)

  1. (slang, intransitive) To ride a bicycle the wrong way down a one-way street.

See also

  • (reds) red; blood red, brick red, burgundy, cardinal, carmine, carnation, cerise, cherry, cherry red, Chinese red, cinnabar, claret, crimson, damask, fire brick, fire engine red, flame, flamingo, fuchsia, garnet, geranium, gules, hot pink, incarnadine, Indian red, magenta, maroon, misty rose, nacarat, oxblood, pillar-box red, pink, Pompeian red, poppy, raspberry, red violet, rose, rouge, ruby, ruddy, salmon, sanguine, scarlet, shocking pink, stammel, strawberry, Turkey red, Venetian red, vermillion, vinaceous, vinous, violet red, wine (Category: en:Reds)

Anagrams

  • Almons, Lamson, Lomans, Malson, monals

Cebuano

Etymology

From English salmon, from Middle English samon, saumon, from Anglo-Norman saumon, from Old French saumon, from Latin salmō, salmōn-.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: sal‧mon

Noun

salmon

  1. a salmon; any of several fish in the subfamily Salmoninae

Esperanto

Noun

salmon

  1. accusative singular of salmo

Middle English

Noun

salmon

  1. Alternative form of samoun

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