golden trout


Definition of golden trout

: a brightly colored golden-yellow trout (Oncorhynchus aguabonita synonym Salmo aguabonita) with red markings on the sides and belly that is native to waters of the southern Sierra Nevada but has been introduced in other upland waters of western North America

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Recent Examples on the Web The Bighorn originates in Wyoming’s Wind River Range, one of the most stunning alpine areas in the U.S., home to golden trout and native cutthroats. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, "The Godfather of Montana’s Bighorn River," 28 Apr. 2020 An exception has been Wallace Lake in Berea, where the Cleveland Metroparks released a slew of rainbow trout, golden trout, brook trout and brown trout in December. cleveland, "Lake Erie walleye fishing in January? 2020 is off to a great start — Fishing Report for Jan. 4," 4 Jan. 2020 On July 29, 1945, Matsumura tagged along with six to 10 of them in search of golden trout. NBC News, "Mountain skeleton may be man from Japanese internment camp," 24 Oct. 2019 Over the weekend, the Department of Fish and Wildlife said 1.4 million trout, mostly rainbow trout but also the rare Lahontan cutthroat and California golden trout, were at risk. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Floods hammer Sierra foothills," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of golden trout

1945, in the meaning defined above

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15 May 2020

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“Golden trout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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