Meaning of pink salmon

pink' salm'on

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a small Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, distinguished by its small scales and long anal fin and by the bright red spawning coloration of males, occurring from California to Alaska and in waters of Japan: fished commercially and for sport. Also called
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