brook trout


Definition of brook trout

: the common speckled cold-water char (Salvelinus fontinalis) of North America

Examples of brook trout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After 75 years, Colorado has a new state record for brook trout. Fox News, 1 Aug. 2022 Bargain hunters should act on the three-course list, a snapshot of the chef’s range that recently featured brook trout and short rib en croute as entrees. Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2021 Just off the paths, and often running parallel, are streams home to one of the last wild-trout habitats in the region, including the distinct southern Appalachian brook trout. Neil Norman, Outside Online, 8 Oct. 2019 The area is also home to a variety of wildlife, including brook trout in the creek, great blue heron, songbirds, waterfowl, hawks, bald eagles, frogs, bats, and white-tailed deer. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 2 July 2022 The park is within the upper West Branch of the Cuyahoga River watershed, an area rich in aquatic flora and fauna, including rare plant and animal species, such as the cold-water stream brook trout. cleveland, 14 Apr. 2022 In Wisconsin the Department of Natural Resources uses state hatcheries each year to raise and stock about 1.2 million chinook salmon, 515,000 coho salmon, 430,000 steelhead, 410,000 brown trout and 50,000 brook trout. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 May 2022 Steel poles will be erected near streams where brook trout spawn, and in locations that could disrupt scenic vistas. New York Times, 6 May 2022 Score a riverfront site to catch rainbow and brook trout, or rent tubes to float the Saco River. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, 12 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of brook trout

1820, in the meaning defined above

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10 Aug 2022

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“Brook trout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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