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 The tribes closed the gillnet season after steelheads, an oceangoing form of rainbow trout, came back in greater-than-expected numbers, resulting in a large catch that was approaching the harvest limit. Special To The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "COVID-19 restaurant downtown, health risks pack double blow to tribal fishers, salmon business," 12 Jan. 2021 Wallace Lake in Berea received 1,400 pounds of rainbow trout recently, as well as Ranger Lake. cleveland, "Ice just forming, and it’s not safe yet: NE Ohio fishing report for weekend of Jan. 1-3, 2021," 31 Dec. 2020 Each fall and winter, TPWD’s rainbow trout stocking program releases more than 300,000 of the colorful hatchery raised fish into nearly 200 community lakes, streams, river tailraces and state park ponds for anglers to catch. Matt Williams, Dallas News, "Cooler Texas temperatures arrive in the nick of time for trout stocking," 18 Dec. 2020 Cleveland Metroparks puts trout in local lakes: Shadow, Ledge and Judges lakes were recently stocked with about 1,500 pounds of pan-sized rainbow trout. cleveland, "The fat lady isn’t even warming up her vocal chords yet: NE Ohio fishing reports for weekend of Dec. 18-20," 17 Dec. 2020 Highlights include Flannery prime rib roast, smoked Idaho rainbow trout and dark chocolate cherry cake. Jenn Harris Senior Food Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Where to order takeout and delivery holiday dinners," 16 Dec. 2020 No one has proved this yet, but in 2019 a research group in Finland showed that phages bound to mucus in pigs and rainbow trout persisted there for seven days and protected against one kind of bacterium that infects these animals. David Pride, Scientific American, "Viruses Can Help Us as Well as Harm Us," 7 Dec. 2020 Walleye Lake rainbow trout are biting: The Cleveland Metroparks stocked about 500 pounds of rainbow trout in Berea’s Wallace Lake a few weeks ago, and the trout are getting hungry. cleveland, "Holiday weather will tempt walleye anglers: NE Ohio fishing report for weekend of Nov. 27-29," 26 Nov. 2020 Eggs of the Western rainbow trout were only shipped to Eastern hatcheries in 1877 and the brown trout didn’t arrive in America from Germany until 1883, so a great void was being filled by the smallmouth before the turn of the century. A.j. Mcclane, Field & Stream, "F&S Classics: The “Ferocious” Commuter," 24 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of rainbow trout

1880, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jan 2021

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“Rainbow trout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rainbow%20trout. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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