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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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.
Most Keys backcountry guides were fishing for tarpon, but there have been good catches of mangrove snappers, sea trout and snook in Florida Bay and Everglades National Park.
Dr. Turner Schreier enjoyed playing golf and trout fishing at the family's summer home in Colorado's Fryingpan Valley.
Grilled local trout with lemon caper sauce also didn’t turn any heads, a perfectly serviceable filet served with a ragu of fava bean and baby squash.
The river is open to trout fishing, with the best success being reported near Social Security Bar and Tide Rock.
Their bears are damp from trout, their mallards balance on feathers.
Howard’s soldiers, pursuing the tribe, enjoyed that park, Sharfstein notes, catching trout in the mountain rivers and poaching them in its geysers.
North Fork Reservoir, Faraday Lake and Estacada Lake, all near Estacada, will be stocked with trout this week.
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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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