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lake trout

a large, fork-tailed trout, Salvelinus namaycush, of the lakes of Canada and the northern U.S., valued as a food and game fish.
Origin of lake trout
First recorded in 1660-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • “Probably trolling for lake trout,” said the practical Dave.

    Third Warning Roy J. Snell
  • The purpuratus is a lake trout, and found only in low-lying lakes.

    Fishing With The Fly Charles F. Orvis and Others
  • We saw a lake trout at Nelson of a weight of twenty-two pounds.

    The Columbia River William Denison Lyman
  • There may have been lake trout, but our trolling produced only pike and pickerel.

  • Small fish, with little oil, such as brook or lake trout, boiled.

    Valere Aude Louis Dechmann
  • Small fish with little fat, such as brook or lake trout, boiled.

    Valere Aude Louis Dechmann
  • There is also great fun with the lake trout, which run very large; so do the pike and eels.

  • He caught a fine lot of fish in Devil's Lake near Banff, one a lake trout weighing thirty-six pounds.

    A Summer's Outing Carter H. Harrison
  • The salmon-like lochi must be a salmon trout, or a lake trout, or some one of the non-seagoing families of Salmonidæ.

    The Romance of the Woods F. J. Whishaw
  • The site of the nest (southeast corner of the lake) was near the area supporting the most lake trout (Cristivomer namaycush).

British Dictionary definitions for lake trout

lake trout

a yellow-spotted char of the Great Lakes region of Canada
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