American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various freshwater or anadromous food and game fishes of the family Salmonidae, especially of the genera Salmo and Salvelinus, usually having a streamlined, speckled body with small scales.
- n. Any of various similar but unrelated fishes, such as the troutperch.
- n. Chiefly British An elderly woman regarded as being silly.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish of the family Salmonidæ, Salmo trutta, with blackish spots, common in the colder fresh waters of Europe, and highly esteemed as a food-fish and game-fish; any species of the same section of Salmo (see Salmo ); a river-salmon, salmon-trout, or lake-trout. In Europe, under the names S. trutta and S. fario, numerous forms have been alternately combined and then separated into subspecies and varieties, or accorded full specific rank. Day considers that there are but two species of British Salmonidæ—the salmon, Salmo salar, and the trout, S. trutta. Others divide the latter into S. trutta and S. fario, and these again into others, as S. cambricus, the sewin; S. gallivensis, the Galway trout; S. stomachicus, the Gillaroo trout; S. levenensis, the Loch Leven trout; etc.
- n. A fish of the family Salmonidæ and genus Salvelinus (with its section Cristivomer), resembling those called in Europe char. See Salvelinus, and cuts under char and lake-trout, 2. All the American chars are called
trout, with or without a qualifying term. These are red-spotted. The leading forms are the common speckled trout, or brook-trout, of eastern North America, S. fontinalis; the blue-backed trout, S. oquassa, of Maine, Vermont, etc.; the Dolly Varden trout of the Pacific slope, S. malma, whose red spots are very large; together with the great lake-trout, S. (Cristivomer) namaycush. See phrases following.
- n. Any fish of the family Galaxiidæ (which see).
- n. With a qualifying word, one of several fishes, not of the family Salmonidæ, resembling or suggesting a trout. See phrases below.
- n. One of several different trouts (not chars) of the western parts of North America, of the genus Salmo. See def. 1 .
- n. A weakfish or sea-trout, Cynoscion thalassinus.
- n. Salmo ferox of England.
- n. The black-bass, Micropterus salmoides.
- n. The Dolly Varden trout.
- n. The black-spotted trout, or mountain-trout of western North America.
- n. The Lake Tahoe trout.
- n. with black (see def. 1 )
- n. with red—a speckled trout (see def. 2).
- n. The weakfish or sea-trout Cynoscion maculatus.
- n. The bastard trout.
- To fish for or catch trout.
- Same as troat.
- n. Any of several species of fish in Salmonidae, closely related to salmon, and distinguished by spawning more than once.
- n. UK, pejorative An elderly woman of dubious sensibilities.
- v. To (figuratively) slap someone with a slimy, stinky, wet trout; to admonish jocularly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) 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.
- n. (Zoöl.) 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.
- n. flesh of any of several primarily freshwater game and food fishes
- n. any of various game and food fishes of cool fresh waters mostly smaller than typical salmons
- From Old English truht, in part from Old French truite, from Late Latin tructa, perhaps from Ancient Greek τρώκτης (trōktēs, "nibbler"), from τρώγω (trōgō, "I gnaw"), from Proto-Indo-European *tere- (“to rub, to turn”). The Internet verb sense originated on BBSes of the 1980s, probably from Monty Python's The Fish-Slapping Dance (1972), though that sketch involved a halibut. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English troute, from Old English trūht, from Late Latin trūcta, perhaps from Greek trōktēs, a kind of sea fish with sharp teeth, from trōgein, to gnaw. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Some people feel Minnesota fisherman may have gotten the shaft after Game Management received $1.8 million to develop a new lure testing tank that mimics swirling eddies in trout streams.”
“We're just coming out of one of the coldest, but the nice thing about trout is they don't mind the cold.”
“Just removed some trout from the freezer from two seasons ago ... not pleasant.”
“Yes | No | Report from jeffo52284 wrote 6 weeks 3 days ago well there is no topping that nice work WAH. was a forgotten trout from a few years earlier that wasnt vaccum sealed and barely distinguishable”
“A lot of that dirt ends up in trout streams and can kill trout eggs.”
“The brown trout is from Europe - it does better in warmer water and I catch them here in SE PA, but my darling is the dear brookie.”
““If that trout is so smart, how come you caught him?””
“This past fall I began fishing for lake trout from the shore of a large reservoir.”
“Throw in trout stamps, national forest stamps and what ever the heck stamp I've just purchased and I'm all licensed out.”
“But this trout is now only behind that salmon, muskie, lake sturgeon, lake trout and carp as the biggest fish taken in Michigan waters.”
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