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Definition of Trout


  1. Any one of numerous species of fishes belonging to Salmo, Salvelinus, and allied genera of the family Salmonidae. 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.
  2. 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.

Trout Quotations

A street thug and a paid killer are professionals - beasts of prey, if you will, who have dissociated themselves from the rest of humanity and can now see human beings in the same way that trout fishermen see trout.
Willard Gaylin

'Mustanging' was like trout fishing. It is always the big ones that get away. When you did get a bunch of them into a corral, you found they did not look half so large and handsome as when they were first sighted on the prairie.
Will C. Barnes

There's no taking trout with dry breeches.
Miguel de Cervantes

Circumstantial evidence is occasionally very convincing, as when you find a trout in the milk, to quote Thoreau's example.
Arthur Conan Doyle

You must lose a fly to catch a trout.
George Herbert
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Trout Translations

trout in Afrikaans is forel
trout in Danish is forel
trout in Dutch is forel
trout in Finnish is taimen
trout in French is truite
trout in German is Forelle
trout in Italian is trota
trout in Portuguese is truta
trout in Spanish is trucha
trout in Swedish is forell
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