brown trout

  1. a common trout, Salmo trutta, of northern European streams.

Origin of brown trout

First recorded in 1885–90

Words Nearby brown trout Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use brown trout in a sentence

  • The pools of the Fell becks abound at such times with speckled brown trout, and are visited by another poacher—the otter.

    Poachers and Poaching | John Watson
  • It is clean-cut in shape, perhaps rather lither than the brown trout, and when large it is not so deep.

    Fishing in British Columbia | Thomas Wilson Lambert
  • Beside a brown coated stone in the shadowed stream a brown trout watches for the puffs that slay the May-flies.

    Field and Hedgerow | Richard Jefferies

British Dictionary definitions for brown trout

brown trout

  1. a common brownish variety of the trout Salmo trutta that occurs in the rivers of N Europe and has been successfully introduced in North America: Compare sea trout (def. 1)

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