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noun

a large, fork-tailed trout, Salvelinus namaycush, of the lakes of Canada and the northern U.S., valued as a food and game fish.

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Origin of lake trout

First recorded in 1660–70
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lake trout

noun

a yellow-spotted char of the Great Lakes region of Canada
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