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salmon (n.)

early 13c., from Anglo-French samoun, Old French salmun (Modern French saumon), from Latin salmonem (nominative salmo) "a salmon," probably originally "leaper," from salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.)), though some dismiss this as folk etymology. Another theory traces it to Celtic. Replaced Old English læx, from PIE *lax, the more usual word for the fish (see lox). In reference to a color, from 1786.

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Definitions of salmon from WordNet
1
salmon (n.)
any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn;
salmon (n.)
flesh of any of various marine or freshwater fish of the family Salmonidae;
salmon (n.)
a pale pinkish orange color;
2
salmon (adj.)
of orange tinged with pink;
Synonyms: pink-orange / pinkish-orange
3
Salmon (n.)
a tributary of the Snake River in Idaho;
Synonyms: Salmon River
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