brook trout

  1. Also called speckled trout. a common trout, Salvelinus fontinalis, of eastern North America.

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Origin of brook trout

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40

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How to use brook trout in a sentence

  • Although a bold biter, the brook trout is wary, and usually requires all the skill of an experienced fisherman to capture it.

  • The great attraction, however, of this region is the brook trout, with which the streams and lakes abound.

    A Year in the Fields | John Burroughs
  • The streams, he informed me, were well supplied with large minnows, by which I afterwards ascertained he meant the brook trout.

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

    Tales of Fishes | Zane Grey
  • The morning ride and the thought of a dinner of brook trout on the mountain had sharpened the appetites of the lovers.

    The Harris-Ingram Experiment | Charles E. Bolton

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 fish: Also called: speckled trout

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