Definitions for "Chinook salmon"
The largest salmon species, averaging 25.5 lbs. Its meat is very valuable and desirable. King salmon are usually caught by gillnetters and trollers.
pink or white flesh of large Pacific salmon
large Pacific salmon valued as food; adults die after spawning
in the sea, Chinook feed on herring, sand lance (also called candlefish) and many other baitfish ranging widely in the ocean.