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Definition: Dog 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.
(d[o^]g), n. [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan.
dogge, Sw. dogg.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A quadruped of the genus Canis
, esp. the
domestic dog (Canis familiaris
Note: The dog is distinguished above all others of the
inferior animals for intelligence, docility, and
attachment to man. There are numerous carefully bred
varieties, as the akita
, Danish dog
, St. Bernard
, spitz dog
, German shepherd
, pit bull
, etc. There are also many mixed breeds, and
partially domesticated varieties, as well as wild dogs,
like the dingo and dhole. (See these names in the
[1913 Webster +PJC]
2. A mean, worthless fellow; a wretch.
What is thy servant, which is but a dog, that he
should do this great thing? -- 2 Kings
viii. 13 (Rev.
3. A fellow; -- used humorously or contemptuously; as, a sly
dog; a lazy dog. [Colloq.]
4. (Astron.) One of the two constellations, Canis Major and
Canis Minor, or the Greater Dog and the Lesser Dog. Canis
Major contains the Dog Star (Sirius).
5. An iron for holding wood in a fireplace; a firedog; an
(a) A grappling iron, with a claw or claws, for fastening
into wood or other heavy articles, for the purpose of
raising or moving them.
(b) An iron with fangs fastening a log in a saw pit, or on
the carriage of a sawmill.
(c) A piece in machinery acting as a catch or clutch;
especially, the carrier of a lathe, also, an
adjustable stop to change motion, as in a machine
7. an ugly or crude person, especially an ugly woman. [slang]
8. a hot dog
Note: Dog is used adjectively or in composition, commonly in
the sense of relating to, or characteristic of, a dog.
It is also used to denote a male; as, dog fox or g-fox,
a male fox; dog otter or dog-otter, dog wolf, etc.; --
also to denote a thing of cheap or mean quality; as,
A dead dog
, a thing of no use or value. --1 Sam. xxiv. 14.
A dog in the manger
, an ugly-natured person who prevents
others from enjoying what would be an advantage to them
but is none to him.
(Zo["o]l.), a male ape.
, or Dog's cabbage
(Bot.), a succulent herb,
native to the Mediterranean region (Thelygonum Cynocrambe
, very cheap. See under Cheap
(Arch.), an acroterium. [Colloq.]
(Zo["o]l.), a species of flea (Pulex canis
which infests dogs and cats, and is often troublesome to
man. In America it is the common flea. See Flea
(Bot.), a grass (Triticum caninum
) of the same
genus as wheat.
, barbarous Latin; as, the dog Latin of pharmacy.
(Bot.), a kind of lichen (Peltigera canina
growing on earth, rocks, and tree trunks, -- a lobed
expansion, dingy green above and whitish with fuscous
(Zo["o]l.), a louse that infests the dog, esp.
; another species is
, a machine operated by the weight of a dog
traveling in a drum, or on an endless track, as for
(Zo["o]l.), a salmon of northwest America and
northern Asia; -- the gorbuscha
; -- called also holia
. (Zo["o]l.) See Dogfish
, meat fit only for dogs; refuse; offal.
. See in the Vocabulary.
(Bot.), Dog grass.
(Zo["o]l.), any species of univalve shells of the
, esp. the Nassa reticulata
To give to the dogs
, or To throw to the dogs
, to throw
away as useless. “Throw physic to the dogs; I'll none of
To go to the dogs
, to go to ruin; to be ruined.