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

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Hike the Bella Coola Valley, fish for cutthroat trout and sockeye along the Atnarko River, and watch grizzlies feast during the salmon run. The Editors, Outside Online, "The 25 Trips You Need to Take This Year," 20 Mar. 2018 While spring brings the migratory steelheads, summer bites with plenty of generously sized rainbow and cutthroat trout. Stephanie Granada, Sunset, "10 Epic Fishing Trips in the West," 22 Jan. 2018 In a wildlife detective story, park scientists used the new technology to trace the elk decline to the introduction of non-native mackinaw trout that feed on native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "New technology solves wildlife mysteries in California," 21 Jan. 2018 PYRAMID LAKE Action for large cutthroat trout is steady by boat and shore but the really big trout have been harder to come by. sacbee, "Fishing line: Sturgeon bite continues in Suisun Bay, salmon slows on American River," 11 Dec. 2017 Among them were the families of Ryan Osberg and Bob Glennon, friends who loved fishing for cutthroat trout on Pyramid Lake in Nevada. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Knowing the pain of having lost a loved one to the water, he's dedicated his life to finding others," 6 Oct. 2017

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circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

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