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lake trout

noun
1.
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
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70
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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

noun
1.
a yellow-spotted char of the Great Lakes region of Canada
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