bull trout


Definition of bull trout

1 British : sea trout especially : a large old sea trout
2 : a char (Salvelinus confluentus) of cool waters of the northwestern U.S. and western Canada that is olive-green to bronze above with yellow to reddish-orange spots and was formerly considered to belong to the same species as the Dolly Varden

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“Bull trout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bull%20trout. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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