cutthroat trout

noun
Updated on: 3 Apr 2018

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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circa 1891


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