brown trout


: a speckled European trout (Salmo trutta) widely introduced as a game fish

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Look deep enough on Instagram and there are various pictures of Galloway with a catch — brown trout, bass, catfish, white bass. Tyler Tachman, The Indianapolis Star, 7 Feb. 2023 In a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, researchers tested the effect of methamphetamine, a common drug found in wastewater, on brown trout (Salmo trutta) by placing them in a water tank spiked with the drug. Shi En Kim, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 July 2021 Look for: Rainbow and brown trout. Tracey Minkin, Southern Living, 9 Mar. 2021 Popular outdoor activities just south of the East Palestine derailment site include fishing for stocked brown trout at Beaver Creek State Park and paddling and fishing for smallmouth bass and other species in the Wild and Scenic Little Beaver Creek. Travis Hall, Field & Stream, 27 Feb. 2023 This year's DNR Lake Michigan stocking goals are 1.3 million chinook salmon, up from 1.2 million in 2020-22, as well as 500,000 coho salmon, 460,000 steelhead, 450,000 brown trout and 50,000 brook trout, the same levels as in the previous plan. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 16 Feb. 2023 European brown trout swim up creeks too warm for native cutthroat. Noah Davis, The Christian Science Monitor, 19 Dec. 2022 Off Tanasee Creek Road, east of Tuckasegee, is a stretch of North Carolina water that shelters plenty of wild brown trout. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 26 Jan. 2023 The researchers lastly considered how these pharmaceuticals might affect two predators in their Australian stream ecosystems: the non-native brown trout and the native Australian platypus. Anna Funk, Discover Magazine, 6 Nov. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1726, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brown trout was in 1726

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“Brown trout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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brown trout

: a speckled European trout widely introduced as a game fish

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