mackinaw trout

noun, often capitalized M

Definition of mackinaw trout 

: a large dark North American char (Salvelinus namaycush) that is an important commercial food fish in northern lakes

called also lake trout, mackinaw

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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

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First Known Use of mackinaw trout

1840, in the meaning defined above

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