rainbow trout


Definition of rainbow trout

: a large stout-bodied salmonid fish (Oncorhynchus mykiss synonym Salmo gairdneri) of western North America that is related to the Pacific salmon and is typically greenish above and white on the belly with a pink, red, or lavender stripe along each side of the body and with profuse black dots — compare steelhead

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Examples of rainbow trout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Besides soaking up the scenic views, visitors can go hiking, boating, swimming, fish salmon and rainbow trout or simply take a stroll across the Tekapo Mt John Walkway. Noma Nazish, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 Its 50-degree water is perfect for the cold-water rainbow trout raised by the Missouri Department of Conservation at Roaring River Hatchery. Flip Putthoff, Arkansas Online, 7 Dec. 2021 Acid rain typically ranks closer to neutral, around 4 on the pH scale—which is also the level at which enough metals dissolve into the water that the basin’s rainbow trout die, a 2007 study concluded. Elizabeth Miller, Scientific American, 4 Nov. 2021 The Illinois Department of Natural Resources plans to put 850 pounds of rainbow trout into Sag Quarry East and another 667 pounds in Green Lake. Bill Jones, chicagotribune.com, 6 Oct. 2021 The company grows an assortment of organic lettuces, microgreens, herbs and vegetables while raising yellow perch and rainbow trout. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 Dec. 2021 The parks have released 600 pounds of channel catfish and 1,000 pounds of rainbow trout. cleveland, 14 Oct. 2021 Low river levels and warm water also hurt migratory fish populations, especially for the coho and chinook salmon and brook and rainbow trout that use streams that feed into Lake Superior as nursery areas. Jana Hollingsworth, Star Tribune, 21 July 2021 Below the dam, the usual rainbow trout are willing to grab live worms, wet flies or Berkley Trout Bait under a bubble; www.riversideflyshop.com. Frank Sargeant, al, 22 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of rainbow trout

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rainbow trout was in 1880

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1 Jan 2022

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“Rainbow trout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rainbow%20trout. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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