Definition of Trout

1. Noun. Flesh of any of several primarily freshwater game and food fishes.

Generic synonyms: Fish
Specialized synonyms: Rainbow Trout, Salmon Trout, Sea Trout



2. Noun. Any of various game and food fishes of cool fresh waters mostly smaller than typical salmons.

Definition of Trout

1. n. Any one of numerous species of fishes belonging to Salmo, Salvelinus, and allied genera of the family Salmonidæ. 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.

Definition of Trout

1. Noun. Any of several species of fish in Salmonidae, closely related to salmon, and distinguished by spawning more than once. ¹

2. Noun. (British pejorative) An elderly woman of dubious sensibilities. ¹

3. Verb. (Internet chat) To (figuratively) slap someone with a slimy, stinky, wet '''trout'''; to admonish jocularly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trout

1. a freshwater fish [n -S]

Medical Definition of Trout

1. 1. Any one of numerous species of fishes belonging to Salmo, Salvelinus, and allied genera of the family Salmonidae. 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. The most important European species are the river, or brown, trout (Salmo fario), the salmon trout, and the sewen. The most important American species are the brook, speckled, or red-spotted, trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) of the Northern United States and Canada; the red-spotted trout, or Dolly Varden (see Malma); the lake trout (see Namaycush); the black-spotted, mountain, or silver, trout (Salmo purpuratus); the golden, or rainbow, trout (see under Rainbow); the blueback trout (see Oquassa); and the salmon trout (see under Salmon) The European trout has been introduced into America. 2. Any one of several species of marine fishes more or less resembling a trout in appearance or habits, but not belonging to the same family, especially the California rock trouts, the common squeteague, and the southern, or spotted, squeteague; called also salt-water trout, sea trout, shad trout, and gray trout. See Squeteague, and Rock trout under Rock. Trout perch, a small fresh water American fish (Percopsis guttatus), allied to the trout, but resembling a perch in its scales and mouth. Origin: AS. Truht, L. Tructa, tructus; akin to Gr. A sea fish with sharp teeth, fr. To gnaw. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trout

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trout (current term)
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Literary usage of Trout

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1871)
"With this book in hand, and a proper location and supply of water, there is no reason why trout raising should not succeed in the hands of any careful and ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"Most modern ichthyologists agree in regarding the various North European forms of trout, whether migratory or not, as varieties or races of a highly ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"The penalty for selling; or offering for sale, or having in possession, any trout which Is not alive during the close season, which is Imposed by Stat. ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1872)
"On the occurrence of Brown trout in Salt Water. By AG MOKE, FLS, MRIA In the sixth volume of his Catalogue of Fishes (Addenda, page 357), Dr. Günther has ..."

5. American Food and Game Fishes: A Popular Account of All the Species Found in by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1902)
"The former lives on gravel bottom in water of some depth while the latter is a shallow-water trout running into small brooks. The yellow-fin trout is ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Sea-trout Fishing. Next to the salmon ranks in value for sport the sen- trout ... Sea-trout abound in lèverai rivers in the north, and many are taken in the ..."

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