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 detailed word origin explanation
|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. |