salmon

1) a member of the salmon family (Salmonidae) such as Salmo and Oncorhynchus species. The Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, figures prominently in angling and fisheries in North America and Europe and has various terms peculiar to its sport and commercial fishery. Many of these terms are in dialects of English or are archaic. The same applies to brown trout of Europe (Salmo trutta) although to a lesser extent
2) a reddish-yellow or orange colour as with the flesh of salmon
3) a cant word for mass, probably a corruption of the French serment. Also spelled salomon

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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