pink salmon
noun Date: 1905 a small spotted Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) native to the northern Pacific Ocean and adjacent rivers

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  • pink salmon — pink′ salm′on n. ich a small Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, distinguished by its small scales and long anal fin and by the bright red spawning coloration of males • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

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