Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) valued as a food and game fish, having tiny specks on the back and large teeth in spawning males.

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  • noun A salmon species, Oncorhynchus keta.

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  • noun a large Pacific salmon with small spots on its back; an important food fish

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Chinook Jargon cam, spotted, striped, from Lower Chinook c'əám, c'əám·, variegated.]

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From Chinook Jargon tzum (from Chinook) + English salmon.

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