Definition of trout
1 : any of various salmonid food and sport fishes that are mostly smaller than the typical salmons and are anadromous or restricted to cool clear freshwater:a : any of various Old or New World fishes (genera Salmo and Oncorhynchus) — compare brown trout, rainbow troutb : 1char
2 : any of various fishes (such as the largemouth bass) held to resemble the true trouts
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The famous Kenai River, with monster king salmon and huge trout, pours into the northeast end of the lake and drains out the northwestern end.
Rainbow, brook and brown trout often eat only a particular insect at that particular stage.
My parents describe professors who were warm and friendly, who shared a haunch of venison or a string of trout (both terrifying to a South Indian woman who barely knew how to cook and had to mail order spices from New York).
The dairy-free trout dip (a new staff obsession) gets its creamy body from olive oil and puréed blanched almonds, which put even the best créme frâiche to shame.
New Jersey has a handful of state symbols, including an official fish (brook trout), bug (honey bee), animal (horse), bird (Eastern Goldfinch), dance (American Folk) and dinosaur (Hadrosaurus foulkii).
When firing up the grill, consider salmon, trout, mackerel, or other fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for the brain.
For those visiting the coast this week, Captain Bobby Abruscato is still finding lots of big trout, with the bite in the shallows on topwaters at dawn, around offshore structure with jigs or shrimp in the brighter hours.
Bruhl and two guests beat the rain to the area Wednesday morning to catch bass, reds and even a few keeper speckled trout, almost non-stop on frogs, poppers, worms and craws.
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TROUT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of trout for English Language Learners
: a common fish that lives in rivers and lakes and is often used as food
: an unpleasant old woman
TROUT Defined for Kids
Definition of trout for Students
: a freshwater fish related to the salmon that is often caught for food or sport
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