cutthroat trout

noun

Definition of cutthroat trout

: a large spotted trout (Oncorhynchus clarki synonym Salmo clarki) chiefly of northwestern North America that has reddish streaks on the integument of the lower jaw

called also cutthroat

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Recent Examples on the Web Jack switched to a double dry-fly rig, his go-to for cutthroat trout as a summer guide in Montana. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "A Puerto Rican Fishing Road Trip for Silver Kings, Bigmouths, Mullet, and More," 27 May 2020 The White River, known for its trout populations, is home to multiple varieties including rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: Sly Stallone readies for another round in La Quinta," 30 May 2020 Some lakes have a similar phenomenon with cutthroat trout. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Like in Alaska, salmon draw in bears on Tahoe creeks," 19 Oct. 2019 Threats to the Paiute cutthroat trout included overfishing, disease, interbreeding and competition with non-native trout. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Rare California trout species returns to native habitat," 17 Sep. 2019 That’s good news for Yellowstone cutthroat trout, which suffered a major decline after the detection of the nonnative lake trout 25 years ago. USA TODAY, "Poultry pardons, synthetic frogs, Freedom Rocks: News from around our 50 states," 26 Nov. 2019 In California, lakes with kokanee salmon (or cutthroat trout) that spawn in feeder creeks will draw in the bears. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Like in Alaska, salmon draw in bears on Tahoe creeks," 19 Oct. 2019 About 30 Paiute cutthroat trout will be plucked Wednesday from Coyote Valley Creek in the eastern Sierra Nevada wilderness and hauled in cans strapped to pack mules about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) west into Long Valley. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Rare California trout species returns to native habitat," 17 Sep. 2019 This undated photo provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a Paiute cutthroat trout. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Rare California trout species returns to native habitat," 17 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of cutthroat trout

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Cutthroat trout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cutthroat%20trout. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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