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trout

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noun \ˈtrau̇t\

Simple Definition of trout

  • : a common fish that lives in rivers and lakes and is often used as food

  • : an unpleasant old woman

Full Definition of trout

plural trout also trouts

  1. 1 :  any of various salmonid food and sport fishes that are mostly smaller than the typical salmons and are anadromous or restricted to cool clear freshwater:a :  any of various Old or New World fishes (genera Salmo and Oncorhynchus) — compare brown trout, rainbow troutb :  1char

  2. 2 :  any of various fishes (as the largemouth bass) held to resemble the true trouts

Origin of trout

Middle English, from Old English trūht, from Late Latin trocta, tructa, a fish with sharp teeth, from Greek trōktēs, literally, gnawer, from trōgein to gnaw — more at troglodyte


First Known Use: before 12th century


TROUT Defined for Kids

trout

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noun \ˈtrau̇t\

Definition of trout

plural trout

  1. :  a freshwater fish related to the salmon that is often caught for food or sport





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