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brown trout

a common trout, Salmo trutta, of northern European streams.
Origin of brown trout
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Sea trout count for nothing; brown trout for less than that.

    Lines in Pleasant Places

    William Senior
  • Steelhead and German brown trout will also be found in the river.

    Guide to Yosemite Ansel Hall
  • It is the "brook trout" of Europe and "brown trout" of Great Britain.

    Favorite Fish and Fishing James Alexander Henshall
  • In time, no doubt, their spawning season will coincide with that of our brown trout.

    Chats on Angling H. V. Hart-Davis
  • There are, however, some sluggish rivers where brown trout do not thrive when they are introduced.

    Amateur Fish Culture Charles Edward Walker
  • First and foremost among the trout, excluding of course our own brown trout, I put the rainbow trout (Salmo irideus).

    Amateur Fish Culture Charles Edward Walker
  • He began by dumping out into a worthless and landlocked bass-pond every brown trout in the hatchery.

    The Firing Line Robert W. Chambers
  • Therefore it is only necessary to deal with the methods applicable to one species, the brown trout.

  • Salmon and sea trout preserved, also brown trout, for which permission can be had.

    The Sunny Side of Ireland John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger
  • Salmon, white and brown trout and pike free, by permission, which may be obtained without difficulty.

    The Sunny Side of Ireland John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger
British Dictionary definitions for brown trout

brown trout

a common brownish variety of the trout Salmo trutta that occurs in the rivers of N Europe and has been successfully introduced in North America Compare sea trout (sense 1)
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