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 for Salmon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Salmon \Salm"on\ (s[a^]m"[u^]n), n.; pl. Salmons (-[u^]nz) or
     (collectively) Salmon. [OE. saumoun, salmon, F. saumon, fr.
     L. salmo, salmonis, perhaps from salire to leap. Cf. Sally,
     v.]
     1. (Zool.) Any one of several species of fishes of the genus
        Salmo and allied genera. The common salmon ({Salmo
        salar) of Northern Europe and Eastern North America, and
        the California salmon, or quinnat, are the most important
        species. They are extensively preserved for food. See
        Quinnat.
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     Note: The salmons ascend rivers and penetrate to their head
           streams to spawn. They are remarkably strong fishes,
           and will even leap over considerable falls which lie in
           the way of their progress. The common salmon has been
           known to grow to the weight of seventy-five pounds;
           more generally it is from fifteen to twenty-five
           pounds. Young salmon are called parr, peal, smolt, and
           grilse. Among the true salmons are:
  
     Black salmon, or Lake salmon, the namaycush.
  
     Dog salmon, a salmon of Western North America
        ({Oncorhynchus keta).
  
     Humpbacked salmon, a Pacific-coast salmon ({Oncorhynchus
        gorbuscha).
  
     King salmon, the quinnat.
  
     Landlocked salmon, a variety of the common salmon (var.
        Sebago), long confined in certain lakes in consequence of
        obstructions that prevented it from returning to the sea.
        This last is called also dwarf salmon.
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     Note: Among fishes of other families which are locally and
           erroneously called salmon are: the pike perch, called
           jack salmon; the spotted, or southern, squeteague;
           the cabrilla, called kelp salmon; young pollock,
           called sea salmon; and the California yellowtail.
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     2. A reddish yellow or orange color, like the flesh of the
        salmon.
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     Salmon berry (Bot.), a large red raspberry growing from
        Alaska to California, the fruit of the Rubus Nutkanus.
        
  
     Salmon killer (Zool.), a stickleback ({Gasterosteus
        cataphractus) of Western North America and Northern Asia.
        
  
     Salmon ladder, Salmon stair. See Fish ladder, under
        Fish.
  
     Salmon peel, a young salmon.
  
     Salmon pipe, a certain device for catching salmon. --Crabb.
  
     Salmon trout. (Zool.)
        (a) The European sea trout ({Salmo trutta). It resembles
            the salmon, but is smaller, and has smaller and more
            numerous scales.
        (b) The American namaycush.
        (c) A name that is also applied locally to the adult black
            spotted trout ({Salmo purpuratus), and to the steel
            head and other large trout of the Pacific coast.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Salmon \Salm"on\, a.
     Of a reddish yellow or orange color, like that of the flesh
     of the salmon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ceratodus \Ce*rat"o*dus\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ke`ras, ke`ratos horn
     + ? tooth.] (Zool.)
     A genus of ganoid fishes, of the order Dipnoi, first known as
     Mesozoic fossil fishes; but recently two living species have
     been discovered in Australian rivers. They have lungs so well
     developed that they can leave the water and breathe in air.
     In Australia they are called salmon and baramunda. See
     Dipnoi, and Archipterygium.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  65 Moby Thesaurus words for "salmon":
     Loch Ness monster, alevin, benthon, benthos, broad jumper,
     bucking bronco, buckjumper, cetacean, coral, dolphin, fingerling,
     fish, flea, frog, fry, game fish, gazelle, goat, grasshopper,
     grilse, high jumper, hopper, hurdle racer, hurdler, incarnadine,
     jackrabbit, jumper, jumping bean, jumping jack, kangaroo, kipper,
     leaper, man-eater, man-eating shark, marine animal, minnow, minny,
     nekton, panfish, pink, pinkish, pinky, plankton, pole vaulter,
     porpoise, primrose, rose, rose-colored, rose-hued, rose-red,
     roseate, rosy, sea monster, sea pig, sea serpent, sea snake, shark,
     smolt, sponge, stag, sunfisher, timber topper, tropical fish,
     vaulter, whale
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Salmon
     garment, the son of Nashon (Ruth 4:20; Matt. 1:4, 5), possibly
     the same as Salma in 1 Chr. 2:51.
     

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Salmon
     shady; or Zalmon (q.v.), a hill covered with dark forests, south
     of Shechem, from which Abimelech and his men gathered wood to
     burn that city (Judg. 9:48). In Ps. 68:14 the change from war to
     peace is likened to snow on the dark mountain, as some interpret
     the expression. Others suppose the words here mean that the
     bones of the slain left unburied covered the land, so that it
     seemed to be white as if covered with snow. The reference,
     however, of the psalm is probably to Josh. 11 and 12. The
     scattering of the kings and their followers is fitly likened
     unto the snow-flakes rapidly falling on the dark Salmon. It is
     the modern Jebel Suleiman.
     

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Salmon, peaceable; perfect; he that rewards
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Salmon, ID -- U.S. city in Idaho
     Population (2000):    3122
     Housing Units (2000): 1576
     Land area (2000):     1.721817 sq. miles (4.459486 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.053828 sq. miles (0.139414 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.775645 sq. miles (4.598900 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            71650
     Located within:       Idaho (ID), FIPS 16
     Location:             45.178110 N, 113.902660 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     83467
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Salmon, ID
      Salmon
  

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