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Definition of Sea salmon
sea salmon 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
Humpbacked salmon, a Pacific-coast salmon (Oncorhynchus
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.
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.
2. A reddish yellow or orange color, like the flesh of the
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
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
(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. sea salmonSea bass Sea" bass` . (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A large marine food fish (Serranus, or Centropristis,
atrarius) which abounds on the Atlantic coast of the
United States. It is dark bluish, with black bands, and
more or less varied with small white spots and blotches.
Called also, locally, blue bass, black sea bass,
blackfish, bluefish, and black perch.
(b) A California food fish (Cynoscion nobile); -- called
also white sea bass, and sea salmon. Sea salmonSea salmon Sea" salm"on (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A young pollock.
(b) The spotted squeteague.
(c) See Sea bass
(b) . sea salmonSqueteague Sque*teague" (skw[-e]*t[=e]g"), n. [from the North
American Indian name.] (Zo["o]l.)
An American sci[ae]noid fish (Cynoscion regalis), abundant
on the Atlantic coast of the United States, and much valued
as a food fish. It is of a bright silvery color, with
iridescent reflections. Called also weakfish, squitee,
chickwit, and sea trout. The spotted squeteague (C.
nebulosus) of the Southern United States is a similar fish,
but the back and upper fins are spotted with black. It is
called also spotted weakfish, and, locally, sea trout,
and sea salmon.
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