brook trout

noun

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 Native to the Eastern US, brook trout now thrive in clear waters in much of America, including Canada and the Rocky Mountains. Popular Science, "A beginner’s guide to freshwater fishing," 1 June 2020 The 330-square-mile wilderness park encompasses more than 40 mountain peaks, backcountry ponds full of native brook trout, and a handful of idyllic cabins and campgrounds—all accessed by one gravel road and some 220 miles of trail. Brian Kevin, Outside Online, "A Local's Guide to Maine's Katahdin Region," 18 June 2020 Foreign stocking has brought excellent brook trout fishing to New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, and much of Europe. Popular Science, "A beginner’s guide to freshwater fishing," 1 June 2020 Native to the eastern United States, brook trout now thrive in clear waters in much of America, including Canada and the Rocky Mountains. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, "The Beginner’s Guide to Catching Your First Fish," 11 May 2020 Most of the trout are longer than 12 inches, with more than 600 brown trout and 500 brook trout over 18 inches. USA TODAY, "Conch contest, golf tree, Geena Davis: News from around our 50 states," 9 Mar. 2020 The rainbow trout stocked at Wallace, Shadow, Ledge, Judge’s and Ranger lakes and the ponds at the Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation are still being caught in good numbers, as well as a few bonus golden rainbow trout and brook trout. cleveland, "Small waters ripe for anglers: Fishing Report for March 6," 6 Mar. 2020 Maine The best freshwater fly-fishing here isn't on rivers but on lakes, where the target of choice is native brook trout. Darrell Hartman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Where Fly-Fishing Obsessives Go to Get Away From the Crowds," 4 Feb. 2020 Now fish have returned in droves: Atlantic salmon, alewives, baby eels, shad and brook trout, to name a few. Lisa W. Foderaro, New York Times, "It’s Fish vs. Dams, and the Dams Are Winning," 20 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of brook trout

1820, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jul 2020

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“Brook trout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brook%20trout. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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