brown trout


: a speckled European trout (Salmo trutta) widely introduced as a game fish

Examples of brown trout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2021 a team studying the impact of methamphetamine pollution on brown trout found that in the lab, the fish appeared to become hooked by only small amounts of meth in the water. Jack Tamisiea, Scientific American, 26 July 2023 The brand’s designs are a modern vintage look, featuring everything from ducks to brown trout. The Editors, Field & Stream, 24 May 2023 The high flows could help reduce populations of the invasive brown trout around Lees Ferry, but questions remain about smallmouth bass, a more recent invader that has taken advantage of low water levels at Lake Powell to escape downriver. Shaun McKinnon, The Arizona Republic, 27 Apr. 2023 The river, downstream of the Proud Lake Dam, in Oakland County, was stocked with about 1,200 brown trout and 1,200 rainbow trout, all ranging in sizes from 14-19 inches. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 31 Mar. 2023 The perfect brown trout, as an example, is often portrayed as a mature male with a crisp hook jaw. Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 14 Feb. 2023 Shortly after, Hamlin hooked and landed a small brown trout. Bryan Hendricks, Arkansas Online, 16 July 2023 The wildlife agency says tiger trout are born from brown trout and brook trout, and the species is considered sterile. Cortney Moore, Fox News, 30 June 2023 This included 21 trophy-sized smallmouth bass and a brown trout, along with dozens of suckers and carp. Bob McNally, Outdoor Life, 14 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1726, in the meaning defined above

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“Brown trout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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brown trout

: a speckled European trout widely introduced as a game fish

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