sea trout


: any of various trouts or chars that as adults inhabit the sea but ascend rivers to spawn
: any of various marine fishes resembling trouts: such as

Examples of sea trout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lightweight and unbelievably smooth-operating Saragosa is a top choice for the best saltwater spinning reel for everything from fluke and sea bass to corvina and halibut to redfish and sea trout, even school tuna and trophy tarpon—essentially most species around the world. Jerry Audet, Field & Stream, 19 July 2023 Life in the open ocean means there is always a bigger fish trying to eat you and speckled sea trout do their best to get away. Max Inchausti, Field & Stream, 10 Apr. 2023 Chef Edgar Panchernikov’s over-the-top treatment features caviar and all its accoutrements, along with oysters, shrimp, lobster, king crab, hamachi, fluke, sea trout and bluefin tuna. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, 17 Dec. 2022 Modern French gastronomic offerings include sea trout, foie gras, lamb and Pointy Snout osetra caviar. Necee Regis, Washington Post, 5 Aug. 2022 But before he’s sucked into its pulsing mouth—nail-biting tension here!—the comb jelly and Scomber are both unexpectedly trapped in the mouth of a sea trout, who fortunately spits them both out after a few experimental bites. Anelise Chen, The Atlantic, 17 May 2022 Coming in second place was Paul Doehring, of Naples, who caught a 16-inch sea trout with Hanson. Emmett Hall,, 9 Sep. 2021 Mahi, tuna, grouper and sailfish were a few of the offshore targets, while snook, sea trout and large mangrove snappers were some of the inshore species being caught. Emmett Hall,, 9 Sep. 2021 The top inshore winners were Linda Harrel, of Oakland Park, who hooked a 17.5-inch sea trout with Capt. Emmett Hall,, 9 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sea trout was in 1661

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“Sea trout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

sea trout

: a trout or char that lives mostly in the ocean but goes up rivers to breed and lay eggs
: any of various sea fishes (as the weakfish) that look like trout

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