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Main Entry: salmˇon
Pronunciation: primarystresssam-schwan
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural salmon also salmons
1 : any of various large food and game fishes that are related to the trouts, have reddish or pinkish flesh, live in oceans or large lakes, and swim up rivers or streams to deposit or fertilize eggs: as a : one of the northern Atlantic that does not die after breeding -- called also Atlantic salmon b : any of several fishes (as the chinook salmon) of the northern Pacific that usually die after breeding -- called also Pacific salmon
[salmon illustration]

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