gil·​la·​roo | \ ¦gilə¦rü \
plural -s

Definition of gillaroo

: an Irish trout (Salmo stomachicus) in which the distal part of the stomach has thickened walls resembling a gizzard and serving to crush the shells of freshwater mollusks

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History and Etymology for gillaroo

Irish Gaelic giolla ruadh, from giolla boy + ruadh red

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“Gillaroo.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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