trout

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noun \ ˈtrau̇t \

Definition of trout

plural trout also trouts
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 trout
b :1char
2 :any of various fishes (such as the largemouth bass) held to resemble the true trouts

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Origin and Etymology of trout

Middle English, from Old English trūht, from Late Latin trocta, tructa, a fish with sharp teeth, from Greek trōktēs, literally, gnawer, from trōgein to gnaw — more at troglodyte


TROUT Defined for English Language Learners

trout

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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

trout

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noun \ ˈtrau̇t \

Definition of trout for Students

plural trout
:a freshwater fish related to the salmon that is often caught for food or sport


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