Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A hybrid fish that is a cross between a male brook trout and a female lake trout.

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  • noun A hybrid fish derived from a male brook trout and a female lake trout

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[sp(eckled trout) + lake (trout).]

Examples

  • One such cross is the brook trout and the lake trout, which are called splake.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • One such cross is the brook trout and the lake trout, which are called splake.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • One such cross is the brook trout and the lake trout, which are called splake.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • One such cross is the brook trout and the lake trout, which are called splake.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • Although brook trout and lake trout are not known to hybridize in nature, hybrids between these species, known as splake, are produced in hatcheries and stocked for sportfishing.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • DESCRIPTION The lake trout is not easily confused with any other species, but a hatchery-created hybrid with brook trout, called splake, can be confused with brook LAKE TROUTtrout.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • Although brook trout and lake trout are not known to hybridize in nature, hybrids between these species, known as splake, are produced in hatcheries and stocked for sportfishing.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • Likewise, no known natural hybridization occurs between brook trout and lake trout, although hybrids of brook trout and lake trout, called splake, are readily produced in hatcheries.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • DESCRIPTION The lake trout is not easily confused with any other species, but a hatchery-created hybrid with brook trout, called splake, can be confused with brook LAKE TROUTtrout.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • Likewise, no known natural hybridization occurs between brook trout and lake trout, although hybrids of brook trout and lake trout, called splake, are readily produced in hatcheries.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

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