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brook trout

Also called speckled trout. a common trout, Salvelinus fontinalis, of eastern North America.
Origin of brook trout
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • You are liable to catch steelhead, rainbow, locklaven or brook trout in the river here, said Cecil.

    Bill Bruce on Forest Patrol Henry Harley Arnold
  • On the table they did not compare with our Eastern brook trout.

  • Since it makes good bait for brook trout, its life is always in danger.

    The Insect Folk Margaret Warner Morley
  • There they might be able to catch some brook trout, while Etienne was repairing the canoe.

    The Island of Yellow Sands E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
  • Now suppose we begin your education, Theo, by teaching you the proper way to eat a brook trout.

    The Story of Porcelain Sara Ware Bassett
  • Mountain-fishes; as the brook trout and many of the darters and minnows.

  • May and June are, by all odds, the best months for brook trout fishing.

    Favorite Fish and Fishing James Alexander Henshall
  • A brook trout, on my word, such as I have often taken in the streams at home!

    Their Mariposa Legend Charlotte Herr
  • The brook trout is even more aristocratic than the whitefish, and should not be propagated at public expense.

    Peck's Compendium of Fun George W. Peck
  • The fish are here, as lively and gamesome as brook trout, plump, golden-sided fellows ten or twelve inches long.

British Dictionary definitions for brook trout

brook trout

a North American freshwater trout, Salvelinus fontinalis, introduced in Europe and valued as a food and game fish Also called speckled trout
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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