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English noun: chum

1. chum (person) a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities

Synonymsbrother, buddy, crony, pal, sidekick

Broader (hypernym)friend

Narrower (hyponym)cobber

2. chum (artifact) bait consisting of chopped fish and fish oils that are dumped overboard to attract fish

Broader (hypernym)bait, decoy, lure

3. chum (animal) a large Pacific salmon with small spots on its back; an important food fish

Synonymschum salmon, Oncorhynchus keta

Broader (hypernym)salmon

Member meronymgenus Oncorhynchus, Oncorhynchus

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