from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The leading genus of Salmonidæ.

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  • n. type genus of the Salmonidae: salmon and trout


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  • Smoked-salmon quiche, grilled salmon with lime butter sauce, salmon sushi, poached salmon fillets with dill crème fraîche -- really the choices with salmo ...

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  • When the common name “salmo” was transformed into the genus Salmo, it become the “type species” of the family, the nucleus of the family Salmonidae.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • The name “salmo” has ancient European roots tracing back to Latin, Middle English (samoun), and Old French (saumon).

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • In this poem is to be found the first recognizable description of members of the salmon family, and, though the manner of their application is rather doubtful, the names _salmo, salar_ and _fario_ strike a responsive note in the breast of the modern angler.

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  • Even a pike of 8 lb. and over, when hooked (which is done by trolling or casting a minnow and working it after the manner of a fly), makes one or two long pulls, not rushes like a fish of the _salmo_ tribe; and after that he subsides into

    Scotch Loch-Fishing

  • Besides these there is, of course, the _salmo ferox_; but it is comparatively scarce, and only worth trolling for in some particular lochs, where they are known to be more easily come across than in others.

    Scotch Loch-Fishing

  • Scotch loch-fishing, as usually practised, only embraces the capture of the _salmo_ species -- that is, the _salmo fario_, or common yellow trout; the _salmo trutta_, or sea-trout; and _salmo salar_, the "fish," as most boatmen call it, and the noblest game of the finny creation.

    Scotch Loch-Fishing

  • The _salmo ferox_ is a fish on which many opinions have been expressed; and we have heard more than one old boatman say that he did not believe it to be anything but a big loch-trout, as, they ask, Who ever saw a young one?

    Scotch Loch-Fishing

  • Salmon comes directly from the Latin _salmo_, a salmon, which literally meant the leaper, from _salire_ -- to leap.

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