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brook trout

  1. Also called speckled trout. a common trout, Salvelinus fontinalis, of eastern North America.
  2. brown trout.
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Origin of brook trout

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for brook trout

Historical Examples

  • Of course, for the moment, you feel like a brook-trout in salt water.

    The Transgression of Andrew Vane

    Guy Wetmore Carryl

  • I shot ptarmigan and kept our table supplied with brook-trout.

    In Search of the Unknown

    Robert W. Chambers

  • He is built something like the brook-trout, except for a much sharper head and wider fins and tail.

  • A fish which has been very freely introduced into British waters is the American brook-trout (Salvelinus fontinalis).

    Amateur Fish Culture

    Charles Edward Walker

  • In this quality no other fish in the world can approach it; yet I do not think the flavor quite so fine as that of a brook-trout.

British Dictionary definitions for brook trout

brook trout

  1. a North American freshwater trout, Salvelinus fontinalis, introduced in Europe and valued as a food and game fishAlso called: speckled trout
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