Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A young trout.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A little trout; a troutling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A young or small trout; a troutling. Hood, Dream of Eugene Aram.

Etymologies

trout +‎ -let (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "troutlet;" so they asked him if he thought he could eat troutlet, for there was no other fish to give him.

    Don Quixote

  • These he arranged methodically on the cleared space; on the top of the tiny pyre he placed the troutlet.

    Uncanny Tales

  • He flogged away, but hung his fly clear of the stream at every second cast and deceived not the smallest troutlet of them all.

    Lying Prophets

  • Still, it is a pity to see so fair a maid cast like rotten bait upon the waters to hook this troutlet of a yeoman.

    Eric Brighteyes

  • Omaha road, and the shy and beautiful troutlet, and the dark and silent

    Remarks

  • The swift rush of the current carried the fly instantly downwards, but not so quick as to escape a troutlet; he took it, and was landed immediately.

    The Life of the Fields

  • So low was he that he preferred Gibsen’s tea-time salmon tinned, as inexpensive as pleasing, to the plumpest roeheavy lax or the friskiest parr or smolt troutlet that ever was gaffed between Leixlip and Island Bridge and many was the time he repeated in his botulism that no junglegrown pineapple ever smacked like the whoppers you shook out of Ananias’ cans,

    Finnegans Wake

  • "curadillo," and in others "troutlet;" so they asked him if he thought he could eat troutlet, for there was no other fish to give him.

    Don Quixote

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