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 While most boat passengers fished, casting lazily for cutthroat trout while their guides paddled through obstacles, our crew confronted rapids with quirky names like Haystack, Devil’s Tooth, and House of Rocks. Lauren Mowery, Forbes, 5 July 2022 Camp and ski in the backcountry, or bring your rods—more than 20 lakes in the immediate vicinity provide excellent lake fishing for cutthroat trout. Alison Van Houten, Outside Online, 6 June 2019 The groups cite potential harm to grizzly bears, wolverines, lynx, bighorn sheep, whitebark pine trees, Columbia spotted frogs and Yellowstone cutthroat trout. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 6 June 2022 Fishermen can encounter native fish like cutthroat trout, Arctic grayling and mountain whitefish. Fox News, 21 May 2022 The area became an important habitat and breeding ground for the Bonneville cutthroat trout, Utah’s state fish and a species once thought extinct in the 1970s. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 2022 This wilderness—the ancestral homeland of the Blackfeet Indians—is sanctuary to an abundance of wildlife, including wolves, wolverines, grizzly bears, mountain goats, and cutthroat trout. Stacey Mckenna, Outside Online, 14 Oct. 2019 Its waters teemed with June suckers, cutthroat trout and other native fish species. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Mar. 2022 Yellowstone cutthroat trout are on the brink of extinction as invasive lake trout continue to eat them. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cutthroat trout

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jul 2022

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“Cutthroat trout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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