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noun, plural (especially collectively) trout, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) trouts.
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.


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Origin of trout

before 1050; Middle English trou(h)te,Old English truht<Latin tructa<Greek trṓktēs gnawer, a sea fish, equivalent to trṓg(ein) to gnaw + -tēs agent noun suffix


troutless, adjectivetroutlike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for trout

/ (traʊt) /

noun plural trout or trouts
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 for trout

Old English trūht, from Late Latin tructa, from Greek troktēs sharp-toothed fish
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