mackinaw trout

noun

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

called also lake trout, mackinaw

Examples of mackinaw trout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 21 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mackinaw trout was in 1838

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“Mackinaw trout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mackinaw%20trout. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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mackinaw trout

noun
often capitalized M
: a large dark North American char that is an important sport and food fish in northern lakes

called also lake trout

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