rainbow trout

noun

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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Zauo provides the poles, the bait and, most important of all, the huge tanks filled with rainbow trout, salmon, striped bass and assorted other creatures of the sea and stream. Charles Passy, WSJ, "From Tackle Box to Bento Box, New Japanese Spot Casts Different Approach to Dining," 9 Oct. 2018 By the last weekend in January, Texas Parks and Wildlife employees will have stocked the swimming pool at Dow Park in Deer Park with 500 rainbow trout. Jennifer Michelle Greenberg, Houston Chronicle, "Event featuring 500 trout to make big splash," 7 Jan. 2018 Maile Okamura’s costuming for the five women, translucent dresses with flared skirts in an array of luminous hues, as well as that for the six men, in simple, sleeveless tops and pants in a faint silvery shade, recall the coloring of rainbow trout. Robert Greskovic, WSJ, "A Troupe From Florida and a Piscine World Premiere," 15 Aug. 2018 The East Branch of the Rocky River will receive its first spring stocking of Cleveland Metroparks rainbow trout the week of March 12, weather permitting. cleveland.com, "Fishing Report for March 9: Rivers finally in shape, trout cooperating," 9 Mar. 2018 Below the dam, rainbow trout action is good anytime there's moderate flow through the dam--flies, small spinners and spoons and Berkley Trout bait drifted under a bubble float will get them; www.riversideflyshop.com. Frank Sargeant, AL.com, "Friday Fishing Report," 20 Apr. 2018 Along with channel catfish, the lake is stocked with rainbow trout, rock bass, bass carp, brown trout and brown bullhead. Sean Quinton, The Seattle Times, "‘Oh my god’: Giant 45-pound catfish caught in Green Lake," 19 June 2018 The water levels are back to normal at Wallace Lake in Berea, where there are plenty of rainbow trout, bass and even the odd coho salmon and brown trout to catch. cleveland.com, "Fishing Report for May 11: Western Lake Erie walleye fishing drawing crowds," 11 May 2018 These lakes contain channel catfish (with special harvest regulations) and/or rainbow trout that are stocked annually. Jerry Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, "Bexar County is home to 14 community fishing lakes," 11 June 2018

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1880, in the meaning defined above

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