spotted sea trout

noun

Definition of spotted sea trout

: a weakfish (Cynoscion nebulosus) that is a valuable food and sport fish of the southern Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the U.S.

called also sea trout, speckled trout, spotted weakfish

Examples of spotted sea trout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The main reason the COVID-19 crisis isn’t expected to cause significant cuts in saltwater production hinges on spawning techniques used with red drum and spotted sea trout. Matt Williams, Dallas News, "Not a typical spring season," 9 May 2020 A decade later, many species, such as deep-sea coral, common loons, and spotted sea trout, are still struggling, their populations lower than before. National Geographic, "THE BEST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX," 17 Apr. 2020 The water quality improvement along with a gill net ban has contributed to the recovery of several fish species including striped mullet, red drum and spotted sea trout. Washington Post, "Scientists struggle to save seagrass from coastal pollution," 23 Dec. 2019 The water quality improvement along with a gill net ban has contributed to the recovery of several fish species including striped mullet, red drum and spotted sea trout. Washington Post, "Scientists struggle to save seagrass from coastal pollution," 23 Dec. 2019 The water quality improvement along with a gill net ban has contributed to the recovery of several fish species including striped mullet, red drum and spotted sea trout. Washington Post, "Scientists struggle to save seagrass from coastal pollution," 23 Dec. 2019 The water quality improvement along with a gill net ban has contributed to the recovery of several fish species including striped mullet, red drum and spotted sea trout. Washington Post, "Scientists struggle to save seagrass from coastal pollution," 23 Dec. 2019 The water quality improvement along with a gill net ban has contributed to the recovery of several fish species including striped mullet, red drum and spotted sea trout. Washington Post, "Scientists struggle to save seagrass from coastal pollution," 23 Dec. 2019 The water quality improvement along with a gill net ban has contributed to the recovery of several fish species including striped mullet, red drum and spotted sea trout. Washington Post, "Scientists struggle to save seagrass from coastal pollution," 23 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of spotted sea trout

1853, in the meaning defined above

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15 May 2020

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“Spotted sea trout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spotted%20sea%20trout. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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