cutthroat trout


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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Examples of cutthroat trout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ladders suggested there had been a congregation of Pyramid’s renowned Lahontan cutthroat trout. New York Times, 27 May 2021 The proliferation of lake trout has led to a decline in cutthroat trout, which in turn has disrupted not only a popular fishery, but also an important food source for bears and other wildlife. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 Apr. 2021 Lahontan cutthroat trout live in the Lahontan basin of northern Nevada, eastern California and southern Oregon, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,. Alan Clemons, Outdoor Life, 11 Mar. 2021 Lahontan cutthroat trout are originally native to the Lahontan Basin, which is located in northern Nevada, northeastern California and southeastern Oregon. Michael Hollan, Fox News, 21 Dec. 2020 Stocked with rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout, ringed by a swath of forest, including big aspen groves, plus five campgrounds, this is one of the most popular lakes in the White Mountains. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 28 Aug. 2020 The year-round road and development also could threaten sensitive species, the leaders said, including lynx, cutthroat trout, sage grouse, brewer’s sparrows and delicate rare plants. Bruce Finley, The Denver Post, 9 Feb. 2020 Troll for native cutthroat trout and invasive lake trout on the picturesque expanse of Yellowstone Lake. Alex Pulaski, Washington Post, 2 July 2020 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, 27 May 2020

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First Known Use of cutthroat trout

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

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7 Jun 2021

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“Cutthroat trout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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