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- n. A parr; a young salmon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The parr.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A salmon of the first year; a smolt.
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Winchester, or the Thames about Windsor, a little trout called samlet, or skegger trout (in both which places I have caught twenty or forty at a standing), that will bite as fast and as freely as minnows; these be by some taken to be young salmon; but in those waters they never grow to be bigger than a herring.