from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The young of the sea trout.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The young of the sea-trout.
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The life-history of sea-trout is much the same as that of salmon, and the fish on their first return from the sea in the grilse-stage are called by many names, finnock, herling and whitling being perhaps the best known.
November, when the various streams and tributaries are taken possession of both by sea-trout and herling, spawning in deep or shallow water, according to their individual size.