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bull trout

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  1. Dolly Varden.

Origin of bull trout

First recorded in 1645–55
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Examples from the Web for bull trout

Historical Examples

  • I feel sure that if he had tried to catch the bull-trout he would have fallen in.

    Echoes of the War

    J. M. Barrie

  • They have been down all the morning at the pool where the alder is, trying to catch that bull-trout.'

    Echoes of the War

    J. M. Barrie

  • But it is the bull-trout which falls victim, as a rule, to the troll.

    Tenting To-night

    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • The bull-trout, for some obscure reason, is not at all responsive to his efforts, except in its kelt stage.

  • Salmon and bull-trout, sea-trout, and finnocks divide their time between fresh water and salt water.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire

    John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot

British Dictionary definitions for bull trout

bull trout

  1. any large trout, esp the salmon trout
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