golden trout

noun

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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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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1945, in the meaning defined above

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