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rainbow trout

a trout, Salmo gairdnerii, native in the coastal waters and streams from Baja California to Alaska, used as a food and game fish.
Origin of rainbow trout
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The lake contains Loch Leven, German brown and rainbow trout.

    Guide to Yosemite Ansel Hall
  • When he wasn't fishing for rainbow trout he was sleeping in his cellars.

    The Princess Elopes

    Harold MacGrath
  • The lakes and streams abound with rainbow trout, the gamest of any fresh water fish.

  • In such rivers and in many ponds in the South of England I believe that no better fish exists than the rainbow trout.

    Amateur Fish Culture Charles Edward Walker
  • I say particularly in the south, because I do not think that the rainbow trout will ever really thrive and breed in cold waters.

    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
  • No one can possibly mistake the rainbow trout, Salmo irideus, for any other species.

  • Shall we have to fall back on black bass or rainbow trout to secure a race of free-rising fish?

    Chats on Angling H. V. Hart-Davis
  • The majority of these rainbow trout were apparently in the condition best described as well-mended.

    Lines in Pleasant Places

    William Senior
  • There were lakes on it where the rainbow trout grew to fifteen pounds in weight.

British Dictionary definitions for rainbow trout

rainbow trout

a freshwater trout of North American origin, Salmo gairdneri, having a body marked with many black spots and two longitudinal red stripes
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