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Trout definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TROUT, n. [L. trutta.] A river fish of the genus Salmo, variegated with spots, and esteemed as most delicate food.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: flesh of any of several primarily freshwater game and food fishes
2: any of various game and food fishes of cool fresh waters mostly smaller than typical salmons

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural trout; also trouts) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tr?ht, from Late Latin trocta, tructa, a fish with sharp teeth, from Greek tr?kt?s, literally, gnawer, from tr?gein to gnaw more at troglodyte Date: before 12th century 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. char I 2. any of various fishes (as the largemouth bass) held to resemble the true trouts

Britannica Concise

Any of several prized game and food fishes of the family Salmonidae, native to the Northern Hemisphere but widely introduced elsewhere. Though most species inhabit cool freshwaters, a few (called sea trout; e.g., cutthroat trout) migrate to the sea between spawnings. Some weakfish are also called sea trout. The genus Oncorhynchus includes salmon and several trout species; Salvelinus contains trout species regarded as chars. Trout species vary greatly in anatomy, color, and habits. Most live among submerged objects or in riffles and deep pools, eating insects, small fishes and their eggs, and crustaceans. See also brook trout, brown trout, lake trout, rainbow trout.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. same or trouts) 1 any of various freshwater fish of the genus Salmo of the northern hemisphere, valued as food. 2 a similar fish of the family Salmonidae (see also salmon trout). 3 sl. derog. a woman, esp. an old or ill-tempered one (usu. old trout). Derivatives: troutlet n. troutling n. trouty adj. Etymology: OE truht f. LL tructa

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Trout Trout (trout), n. [AS. truht, L. tructa, tructus; akin to Gr. trw`kths a sea fish with sharp teeth, fr. trw`gein to gnaw.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of fishes belonging to Salmo, Salvelinus, and allied genera of the family Salmonid[ae]. They are highly esteemed as game fishes and for the quality of their flesh. All the species breed in fresh water, but after spawning many of them descend to the sea if they have an opportunity.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(trout, or trouts) A trout is a fairly large fish that lives in rivers and streams. N-VAR Trout is this fish eaten as food.


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