Salmon trout

Salmon trout
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. (Zo["o]l.) 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}. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

2. A reddish yellow or orange color, like the flesh of the salmon. [1913 Webster]

{Salmon berry} (Bot.), a large red raspberry growing from Alaska to California, the fruit of the {Rubus Nutkanus}.

{Salmon killer} (Zo["o]l.), 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}. (Zo["o]l.) (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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • salmon trout — n. any of various trouts, as the rainbow trout …   English World dictionary

  • salmon trout — /ˈsæmən traʊt/ (say samuhn trowt) noun (plural salmon trout or salmon trouts) 1. → Australian salmon. 2. a European trout, Salmo trutta. 3. any large trout. Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at fish1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • salmon trout — Namaycush Nam ay*cush, n. [Indian name.] (Zool.) A large North American lake trout ({Salvelinus namaycush}). It is usually spotted with red, and sometimes weighs over forty pounds. Called also {Mackinaw trout}, {lake trout}, {lake salmon},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salmon trout — japoninė lašiša statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Oncorhynchus masu angl. cherry salmon; masu salmon; salmon trout rus. сима ryšiai: platesnis terminas – rytinės lašišos …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • salmon trout — noun 1. flesh of marine trout that migrate from salt to fresh water • Syn: ↑sea trout • Hypernyms: ↑trout • Part Holonyms: ↑brown trout, ↑Salmo trutta 2. large fork tailed trout of lakes of Canada and the northern United States …   Useful english dictionary

  • salmon trout — 1. a European trout, Salmo trutta. 2. the lake trout, Salvelinus namaycush. 3. the steelhead. 4. any large trout. [1350 1400; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • salmon trout — noun a large trout or trout like fish, especially (Brit.) a sea trout …   English new terms dictionary

  • salmon trout — n. type of large trout found in the lakes of Canada and the northern United States …   English contemporary dictionary

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