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cutthroat trout

a spotted trout, Salmo clarkii, of coastal streams of western North America, having a reddish streak on each side of the throat.
Origin of cutthroat trout
An Americanism dating back to 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • There are trout in that lake; there are cutthroat trout weighing four pounds.

    Through Glacier Park Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • They were cutthroat trout, silvery-sided and marked with the red slash along their gills that gave them their name.

  • They all were about the same size, just under two pounds, all native or cutthroat trout.

  • In the Belly River proper, rainbow and cutthroat trout and grayling are plentiful.

    Glacier National Park [Montana] United States Dept. of the Interior
  • Besides them these lakes are full of cutthroat trout, and what the whites call Dolly Varden trout, and whitefish.

    Rising Wolf the White Blackfoot James Willard Schultz

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