cutthroat trout


cutthroat trout

noun

Definition of CUTTHROAT TROUT

:  a large spotted trout (Oncorhynchus clarki syn. Salmo clarki) chiefly of northwestern North America that has reddish streaks on the integument of the lower jaw —called also cutthroat

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First Known Use of CUTTHROAT TROUT

circa 1891

cutthroat trout

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Black-spotted game fish (Salmo clarki) of the salmon family, found in western North America. The cutthroat trout is named for the bright red streak beneath its lower jaw. Considered a good table fish, it strikes at flies, baits, and lures. It reaches a weight of 4 lb (1.8 kg). Many cutthroat trout that live in rivers migrate to sea. Like oceanic forms of other trout species, these fish are called sea trout and may not reenter freshwater for several years.

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