noun Trut·ta \ˈtrətə, -ru̇tə\

Definition of Trutta

in some classifications

  1. :  a subgenus of Salmo or sometimes a separate genus comprising trouts that differ from the typical trouts in being marked with small black spots and in having smaller scales and fewer vertebrae and including the brown trout of Europe and the rainbow and cutthroat trouts of America

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of trutta

New Latin, from Medieval Latin trutta, tructa trout, from Late Latin tructa, trocta, a trout, a shark — more at trout

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Trutta? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!