- any of several game fishes of the genus Salmo, related to the salmon.Compare brown trout, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout.
- any of various game fishes of the salmon family of the genus Salvelinus.Compare brook trout(def 1), char2, Dolly Varden(def 4), lake trout.
- any of several unrelated fishes, as a bass, Micropterus salmoides, a drum of the genus Cynoscion, or a greenling of the genus Hexagrammos.
Origin of trout
Examples from the Web for trout
Dishes here are prepared with locally picked mushrooms, herbs, trout, and moles.The Road to Cinco de Mayo
May 5, 2014
There were marshes and a salmon river nearby and I found a lake with trout or whatever.Literary City: Sjón’s Reykjavik
January 10, 2014
I might take a break from working and catch a trout in the lake below the house for smoking later.Antony Beevor: How I Write
June 13, 2012
No one will say, "Wow, I would kill for a piece of trout right about now."The Humble Burger Goes Glam
June 30, 2009
The Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator spits out choices like Wrench, Camp, and Trout.How the Palin Family Chooses Those Names
Pamela Redmond Satran/Nameberry
December 30, 2008
Deer, Angora goats, hares, and trout have been also introduced.Explorations in Australia
And there wuz them that said that they ketched the trout, and them that said they bought 'em.Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 6.
Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
For the love of Heaven, get your trout to bank, Johnny Bull!American Notes
My little brother here is most profound in the matter of trout.Maid Marian
Thomas Love Peacock
In these we threw a fly for trout and caught a chub in Androscoggin.
- any of various game fishes, esp Salmo trutta and related species, mostly of fresh water in northern regions: family Salmonidae (salmon). They resemble salmon but are smaller and spotted
- any of various similar or related fishes, such as a sea trout
- Australian any of various fishes of the Salmo or Oncorhynchus genera smaller than the salmon, esp European and American varieties naturalized in Australia
- British informal an irritating or grumpy person, esp a woman
Word Origin and History for trout
Old English truht "trout," in part from Old French truite, both from Late Latin tructa, perhaps from Greek troktes "a kind of sea fish," literally "nibbler," from trogein "to gnaw," from PIE root *tere- (see throw). In late 17c. slang, trusty trout was used in a sense of "confidential friend."