Silver salmon Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun fatty pinkish flesh of small salmon caught in the Pacific and Great Lakes
    cohoe; coho salmon; coho.
  2. noun small salmon of northern Pacific coasts and the Great Lakes
    cohoe; coho; Oncorhynchus kisutch; coho salmon; blue jack.


  1. (Zoöl.), a salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) native of both coasts of the North Pacific. It ascends all the American rivers as far south as the Sacramento. Called also kisutch, whitefish, and white salmon.

Webster 1913