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English word salmon comes from Latin salmō (meaning salmon and of unknown origin; possibly from Celtic or from Latin saliō - to leap, although there is little evidence for this), and later Old French saumon (also meaning salmon).

Salmon etymology ?

Salmon detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
salmō Latin (lat) Salmon (fish)
saumon Old French (fro) Salmon (fish)
saumon Anglo-Norman (xno)
samon Middle English (enm)
salmon English (eng) Fish. (Cockney rhyming slang) snout (tobacco; from salmon and trout). (plural salmons) A pale pinkish-orange colour, the colour of cooked salmon.. One of several species of fish, typically of the Salmoninae subfamily. Having a pale pinkish-orange colour.