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 Fortunately, brook trout bag limits are usually larger and separate from other trout species in Idaho, so keeping a stringer full isn’t a problem. Jordan Rodriguez, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 After a few more spot treatments with rotenone, Soda Butte was declared brook trout free. Travis Hall, Field & Stream, 24 Aug. 2023 The current Arkansas brook trout record is 5 pounds, which means Gray’s trout would have been a new state record if it hadn’t been released. Outdoor Life, 18 Oct. 2023 Soda Butte Creek is a stronghold for the iconic Yellowstone cutthroat trout, but it’s been threatened by invasive brook trout for years. Travis Hall, Field & Stream, 24 Aug. 2023 The scientists dispensed the toxic substance, known as rotenone, after routine monitoring detected non-native brook trout in the creek. Travis Hall, Field & Stream, 24 Aug. 2023 But their bellies range from white to an orange-yellow color, characteristic of both the male brook trout and the female brown trout. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 31 May 2023 Tiger trout might also have the white stripe on their lower fins, similar to the brook trout. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 31 May 2023 There Kozminski says the brook trout average 9 to 10 inches but an occasional 12- or 14-inch fish can catch you off guard. Morgan Lyle, Field & Stream, 13 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brook trout was in 1820

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“Brook trout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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brook trout

: a common speckled cold-water char of eastern North America

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