California sea trout


Definition of California sea trout

: a common greenling (Hexagrammos decagrammus) of the Pacific coast that is brownish or grayish in color, the males often being tinged with blue or copper and having sky-blue spots about the head

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“California sea trout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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