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sea trout

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noun
  1. any of various species of trout inhabiting salt water, as the salmon trout, Salmo trutta.
  2. any of several fishes of the genus Cynoscion.

Origin of sea trout

First recorded in 1735–45
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Examples from the Web for sea trout

Historical Examples

  • On that day two rods caught thirty-nine sea-trout, weighing forty pounds.

    Angling Sketches

    Andrew Lang

  • In the Southern states it is called gray-trout and sea-trout.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall

  • It was in pursuit of these sea-trout that we sallied forth on this Monday morning.

    Days in the Open

    Lathan A. Crandall

  • The men were scooping out their fare of mullet, red-fish, and sea-trout.

    Favorite Fish and Fishing

    James Alexander Henshall

  • I caught six sea-trout, too, and were just going to have some of them.


British Dictionary definitions for sea trout

sea trout

noun
  1. a silvery marine variety of the brown trout that migrates to fresh water to spawnCompare brown trout
  2. any of several marine sciaenid fishes of the genus Cynoscion, such as C. nebulosus (spotted sea trout) and the weakfish, of North American coastal waters
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