Adjective "salmon" definition and examples

(Salmon may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈsamən/

Definitions and examples

noun

A large edible fish that is a popular sporting fish, much prized for its pink flesh. Salmon mature in the sea but migrate to freshwater streams to spawn.
  1. 'Many say that the lough was never so quiet, fewer and fewer anglers fishing for the past two or three weeks, and the ones who are out are mainly anglers trolling for either big Ferox trout or salmon.'
  2. 'Little commercial fishing continues for wild Atlantic salmon, a fish that has experienced a dramatic collapse over the past two decades and may be in serious danger of extinction.'
  3. 'A few of the marine species that return to freshwater to spawn include sea lamprey, Atlantic sturgeon, alewife, Atlantic salmon, and American eel.'
  4. 'Nets would have also been used to net off sections of rivers or even complete rivers to trap migratory fish such as salmon, trout and sea trout.'
  5. 'Anyone aged 12 or over who fishes for salmon, trout, freshwater fish or eels in England or Wales must have an Environment Agency rod fishing licence.'
  6. 'Grilse salmon and sea trout spawn in Miller Beck along with brown trout, and enter it from the River Leven after swimming in from Morecambe Bay.'
  7. 'But environmentalists claim pollution from cod farms could endanger already depleted Atlantic salmon and sea trout populations.'
  8. 'It is hoped work will be completed in time for the autumn run of sea trout and salmon, who will for the first time be able to make their way to the productive spawning grounds in the upper reaches of the Yarrow.'
  9. 'Their aim is to create environmentally sustainable farming practices that are compatible with the protection of migratory runs of wild salmon and sea trout.'
  10. 'Choosing a classic spate river on a Hebridean island in mid-September would normally provide a pretty good chance of rain, a run of sea trout and salmon.'
  11. 'Sources of DHA include salmon, halibut, mackerel, sardines and herring.'
  12. 'For a main course I ordered a kedgeree of salmon and haddock with curry butter.'
  13. 'Just grab a can of tuna or salmon, two whole-wheat pitas, your bottle of low-fat salad dressing, and a can opener, and throw them in a lunch bag.'
  14. 'Vitamin D is also in such foods as salmon and egg yolks.'
  15. 'Other foods such as salmon, sardines, white beans, tofu and collard greens also contain significant amounts of calcium.'
  16. 'Oily fish such as herring, kippers, mackerel, pilchards, salmon, sardines and trout, contain oils that can lessen the risk of thrombosis.'
  17. 'The American Heart Association suggests the healthy people eat at least two weekly servings of fish, such as salmon, lake trout or albacore tuna.'
  18. 'Starters include prawns, oysters, crab-sticks, salmon and cold cuts, plus salads and various sauces.'
  19. 'One of the more popular starters is the seafood platter, which holds mussels, smoked salmon, oysters, taramasalata and smoked mackerel.'
  20. 'So I urge you to eat omega - 3-rich foods like salmon and mackerel several times a week.'
Any of a number of fishes resembling the salmon.
  1. 'The best fish to use is Cape salmon (gelbeck) and cod (hyabeljou), but smock or other firm-fleshed fish may also be used.'
A pale pink colour.
  1. 'ceanothus-clad walls of salmon brick'
  2. 'These have double flowers and come in many colors, including rich-yellow, dark-red, orange, salmon, and white.'
  3. 'The open-plan living room has been decorated in warm shades of cream, green, beige, turquoise and salmon, with grass-effect rugs.'
  4. 'Blooms come in yellow, orange, salmon, rose, pink, cream, and white.'
  5. 'In Florida, a Cuban palette of pastels, flamingo pink, and salmon dominates fashion as well as exterior and interior design.'
  6. 'Also, tropical hibiscus can have blossoms of salmon, orange, yellow, or peach with double flowers.'

More definitions

1. a marine and freshwater food fish, Salmo salar, of the family Salmonidae, having pink flesh, inhabiting waters off the North Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America near the mouths of large rivers, which it enters to spawn.

2. landlocked salmon.

3. any of several salmonoid food fishes of the genus Oncorhynchus, inhabiting the North Pacific.

4. a light yellowish-pink. adjective

5. of the color salmon.|-

More examples(as adjective)

"markets can be salmon."

"farmers can be salmon."

"dolphins can be salmon."

Origin

Middle English samoun, from Anglo-Norman French saumoun, from Latin salmo, salmon-. The spelling with -l- is influenced by Latin.