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Definition: king salmon
n 1: pink or white flesh of large Pacific salmon [syn: chinook salmon
2: large Pacific salmon valued as food; adults die after
spawning [syn: chinook
, chinook salmon
, quinnat salmon
, Onchorynchus tshawtscha
English → English
Definition: King salmon
(s[a^]m"[u^]n), n.; pl. Salmons
. [OE. saumoun, salmon, F. saumon, fr.
L. salmo, salmonis, perhaps from salire to leap. Cf. Sally
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of fishes of the
and allied genera. The common salmon (Salmo salar
) of Northern Europe and Eastern North America, and
the California salmon, or quinnat, are the most important
species. They are extensively preserved for food. See
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:
, or Lake salmon
, the namaycush.
, a salmon of Western North America
, a Pacific-coast salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
, the quinnat.
, a variety of the common salmon (var.
), 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
; 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
(Bot.), a large red raspberry growing from
Alaska to California, the fruit of the Rubus Nutkanus
(Zo["o]l.), a stickleback (Gasterosteus cataphractus
) of Western North America and Northern Asia.
, Salmon stair
. See Fish ladder
, a young salmon.
, a certain device for catching salmon. --Crabb.
(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.
, n. [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D.
koning, OHG. kuning, G. k["o]nig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung,
Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root
of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. [root]44. See
1. A chief ruler; a sovereign; one invested with supreme
authority over a nation, country, or tribe, usually by
hereditary succession; a monarch; a prince. “Ay, every
inch a king.”
Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are
rebels from principle. --Burke.
There was a State without king or nobles. --R.
But yonder comes the powerful King of Day,
Rejoicing in the east --Thomson.
2. One who, or that which, holds a supreme position or rank;
a chief among competitors; as, a railroad king; a money
king; the king of the lobby; the king of beasts.
3. A playing card having the picture of a king; as, the
king of diamonds.
4. The chief piece in the game of chess.
5. A crowned man in the game of draughts.
6. pl. The title of two historical books in the Old
Note: King is often used adjectively, or in combination, to
denote pre["e]minence or superiority in some
particular; as, kingbird; king crow; king vulture.
. See Apostolic
, or King-of-arms
, the chief heraldic officer
of a country. In England the king-at-arms was formerly of
great authority. His business is to direct the heralds,
preside at their chapters, and have the jurisdiction of
armory. There are three principal kings-at-arms, viz.,
Garter, Clarencieux, and Norroy. The latter (literally
north roy or north king) officiates north of the Trent.
(Zo["o]l.), the little auk or sea dove.
King bird of paradise
. (Zo["o]l.), See Bird of paradise
, in whist, the best unplayed card of each suit;
thus, if the ace and king of a suit have been played, the
queen is the king card of the suit.
, a legendary king of Britain, who is said to have
reigned in the third century.
(Zo["o]l.), a large and handsome univalve shell
), found in the West Indies. It is used for
making cameos. See Helmet shell
, under Helmet
, a popular personification of the great staple
production of the southern United States.
(a) The limulus or horseshoe crab. See Limulus
(b) The large European spider crab or thornback (Maia squinado
(c) A large crab of the northern Pacific (Paralithodes camtshatica
), especially abundant on the coasts of
Alaska and Japan, and popular as a food; called also
Alaskan king crab
(a) A black drongo shrike (Buchanga atra
) of India; --
so called because, while breeding, they attack and
drive away hawks, crows, and other large birds.
(b) The Dicrurus macrocercus
of India, a crested bird
with a long, forked tail. Its color is black, with
green and blue reflections. Called also devil bird
(Zo["o]l.), a large and handsome eider duck
), inhabiting the arctic regions
of both continents.
(Zo["o]l.), an eagle (Aquila heliaca
) found in
Asia and Southeastern Europe. It is about as large as the
golden eagle. Some writers believe it to be the imperial
eagle of Rome.
(Zo["o]l.), an American hake (Phycis regius
found in deep water along the Atlantic coast.
(Zo["o]l.), an African monkey (Colobus polycomus
), inhabiting Sierra Leone.
(Zo["o]l.), a West Indian red mullet (Upeneus maculatus
); -- so called on account of its great beauty.
Called also goldfish
King of terrors
(Zo["o]l.), a handsome Australian parrakeet
), often kept in a cage. Its
prevailing color is bright red, with the back and wings
bright green, the rump blue, and tail black.
(Zo["o]l.), any large species of penguin of
the genus Aptenodytes
; esp., Aptenodytes longirostris
of the Falkland Islands and Kerguelen Land, and
, of Patagonia.
(Zo["o]l.), a small American rail (Rallus elegans
), living in fresh-water marshes. The upper parts
are fulvous brown, striped with black; the breast is deep
(Zo["o]l.), the quinnat. See Quinnat
, or Queen's counsel
(Eng. Law), barristers
learned in the law, who have been called within the bar,
and selected to be the king's or queen's counsel. They
answer in some measure to the advocates of the revenue
(advocati fisci) among the Romans. They can not be
employed against the crown without special license.
--Wharton's Law Dict.
, a temporary seat made by two persons
crossing their hands. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
The king's English
, correct or current language of good
speakers; pure English. --Shak.
or Queen's evidence
, testimony in favor
of the Crown by a witness who confesses his guilt as an
accomplice. See under Evidence
, scrofula; -- so called because formerly
supposed to be healed by the touch of a king.
(Zo["o]l.), a large, nearly black, harmless
snake (Ophiobolus getulus
) of the Southern United
States; -- so called because it kills and eats other kinds
of snakes, including even the rattlesnake.
(Bot.), the white asphodel (Asphodelus albus
, a yellow pigment, consisting essentially of
sulphide and oxide of arsenic; -- called also yellow orpiment
(Zo["o]l.), a small fly-catching bird
) of tropical America. The head is
adorned with a large, spreading, fan-shaped crest, which
is bright red, edged with black.
(Zo["o]l.), a large species of vulture
), ranging from Mexico to Paraguay,
The general color is white. The wings and tail are black,
and the naked carunculated head and the neck are
briliantly colored with scarlet, yellow, orange, and blue.
So called because it drives away other vultures while
, a wood from Brazil, called also violet wood
beautifully streaked in violet tints, used in turning and
small cabinetwork. The tree is probably a species of
. See Jacaranda