• WordNet 3.6
    • n trout any of various game and food fishes of cool fresh waters mostly smaller than typical salmons
    • n trout flesh of any of several primarily freshwater game and food fishes
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The rainbow-trout The rainbow-trout

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A trout swims at about 4 miles per hour which is faster than you or me.
    • Trout (Zoöl) Any one of numerous species of fishes belonging to Salmo Salvelinus, and allied genera of the family Salmonidæ. They are highly esteemed as game fishes and for the quality of their flesh. All the species breed in fresh water, but after spawning many of them descend to the sea if they have an opportunity.
    • Trout (Zoöl) Any one of several species of marine fishes more or less resembling a trout in appearance or habits, but not belonging to the same family, especially the California rock trouts, the common squeteague, and the southern, or spotted, squeteague; -- called also salt-water trout sea trout shad trout, and gray trout. See Squeteague, and Rock trout under Rock.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n trout A fish of the family Salmonidæ, Salmo trutta, with blackish spots, common in the colder fresh waters of Europe, and highly esteemed as a food-fish and game-fish; any species of the same section of Salmo (see Salmo ); a river-salmon, salmon-trout, or lake-trout. In Europe, under the names S. trutta and S. fario, numerous forms have been alternately combined and then separated into subspecies and varieties, or accorded full specific rank. Day considers that there are but two species of British Salmonidæ—the salmon, Salmo salar, and the trout, S. trutta. Others divide the latter into S. trutta and S. fario, and these again into others, as S. cambricus, the sewin; S. gallivensis, the Galway trout; S. stomachicus, the Gillaroo trout; S. levenensis, the Loch Leven trout; etc.
    • n trout A fish of the family Salmonidæ and genus Salvelinus (with its section Cristivomer), resembling those called in Europe char. See Salvelinus, and cuts under char and lake-trout, 2. All the American chars are called trout, with or without a qualifying term. These are red-spotted. The leading forms are the common speckled trout, or brook-trout, of eastern North America, S. fontinalis; the blue-backed trout, S. oquassa, of Maine, Vermont, etc.; the Dolly Varden trout of the Pacific slope, S. malma, whose red spots are very large; together with the great lake-trout, S. (Cristivomer) namaycush. See phrases following.
    • n trout Any fish of the family Galaxiidæ (which see).
    • n trout With a qualifying word, one of several fishes, not of the family Salmonidæ, resembling or suggesting a trout. See phrases below.
    • n trout One of several different trouts (not chars) of the western parts of North America, of the genus Salmo. See def. 1 .
    • n trout A weakfish or sea-trout, Cynoscion thalassinus.
    • n trout Salmo ferox of England.
    • n trout The black-bass, Micropterus salmoides.
    • n trout The Dolly Varden trout.
    • n trout The black-spotted trout, or mountain-trout of western North America.
    • n trout The Lake Tahoe trout.
    • n trout with black (see def. 1 )
    • n trout with red—a speckled trout (see def. 2).
    • n trout The weakfish or sea-trout Cynoscion maculatus.
    • n trout The bastard trout.
    • trout To fish for or catch trout.
    • trout Same as troat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Trout trowt a common name for fresh-water fish of the genus Salmo: the Salmo Fario, Trutta, or Common Trout, much sought after by anglers
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  • Miguel De Cervantes
    “There's no taking trout with dry breeches.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. truht, L. tructa, tructus,; akin to Gr. trw`kths a sea fish with sharp teeth, fr. trw`gein to gnaw
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. truht—L. tructa, tructus—Gr. trōktēs, a sea-fish with sharp teeth—trōgein, to gnaw.


In literature:

There was a tug, a flash of white above the water, and, like an arrow, the trout was off.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
Grayling he had never caught, though told that they even exceed trout in desperate fighting tactics.
"Boy Scouts on Hudson Bay" by G. Harvey Ralphson
What finer breakfast could any one have than fresh-caught trout?
"The Adventures of Buster Bear" by Thornton W. Burgess
So the next day we all went down the river trout-fishing.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873" by Various
Nearly the whole of the river is free to trout anglers, and there is an abundance of trout in it.
"Lines in Pleasant Places" by William Senior
You have fine trout in the lake, I believe?
"Freaks on the Fells" by R.M. Ballantyne
Never surely was trout spawned that begot such bliss in the heart of an angler!
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Trout are now sure to rise well and freely at the fly.
"The Teesdale Angler" by R Lakeland
To-day we will go to Shawbury and try our luck with the trout.
"Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children" by W. Houghton
Often the trout is cooked in wine, but, of course, this part many be changed.
"The Italian Cook Book" by Maria Gentile

In poetry:

Unabashed, the maid began
"Up and down the brook I ran,
Where, beneath the bank so steep,
Lie the spotted trout asleep.
"The Truce of Piscataqua" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"They cried, 'Why, that's a jolly plan!
Who asked us out to dine?'
'Oh!' sobbed the trout, 'a fisherman,
He just dropped me a line!'"
"August" by Nancy Byrd Turner
There the little trouts do sport and play
During the live-long summer day,
While the bee and butterfly is on the wing,
And with the singing of birds the glen doth ring.
"The River of Leith" by William Topaz McGonagall
The door it was open'd, an' Mary cam' oot,
As sweet as a rose an' as fresh as a trout.
She smiled when she saw me, an' bade me gae in;
It was time for the milkin', sae aff she boud rin.
"The Ballad O' Mary Muiren" by Janet Hamilton
When I was a child and the soft flesh was forming
Quietly as snow on the bare bough of bone,
My father brought me trout from the green river
From whose chill lips the water song had flown.
"Song for Gwydion" by R S Thomas
Rich there in worth and in fruit is a forest fine;
A winsome, lithe, holy maiden -- oh, fair to see!
A hundred brave horses, lambs and a hundred kine
By Lee of the trout -- and I an exile from thee!
"Cormac Óg " by Thomas MacDonagh

In news:

Cooling air means more brown trout action.
Trout, a veteran elections expert from California, has been chosen by Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown to head her elections division.
Trout Run - 'The Other Camp David '.
In 2004, Martin Sheen, right, and the cast of "The West Wing" filmed at Trout Run because it looks like Camp David SOURCE: Emmitsburg Dispatch.
Royce Carvel Trout, age 67, of Donaldson, passed from this life on Sunday, Oct 16, 2011, at his home.
He was born on Aug 16, 1944, in Beaton, the son of the late Sid and Gurtie Mae Bingham Trout.
At 21, Mike Trout is playing like a vet.
Patrik Giardino for ESPN The MagazineCareer arcs are tricky things, and no one knows if this is Trout's floor or his ceiling.
On Monday, Mike Trout tweeted he was hoping to shoot lower than 100 on the golf course.
You can go fishing this weekend (June 6 and June 7) on any public waters in New Jersey and you won't need to buy a fishing license or a trout stamp.
Photo Courtesy of Ellen Trout Zoo.
The Angels' Mike Trout beats the tag of Giants catcher Hector Sanchez and scores a fourth-inning run in Tuesday's 12-5 victory.
Bait Up Yer' Hook, It's Open Season For Trout, Walleye and 'Catch & Release' Bass.
Ex-Tiger Brandon Inge : Miguel Cabrera deserves AL MVP honors over Angels' Mike Trout.
Trout from Northern Quebec's James Bay .

In science:

The Use of a Zwitterionic Detergent in Two-Dimensional Gel-Electrophoresis of Trout Liver-Microsomes.
Variations on a theme: Changes to electrophoretic separations that can make a difference
The Black Hills offers exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities, including skiing, hiking, boating, trout fishing, horseback riding, and mountain biking (including on the 114 mile long Mickelson Trail): this is the main reason for the area’s strong tourism industry.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
MR 2920847 Ivo Dell’Ambrogio, Heath Emerson, Tamaz Kandelaki, and Ralf Meyer, A functorial equivariant K-theory spectrum and an equivariant Lefschetz formula (2011). arXiv:1104.3441. Erik Guentner, Nigel Higson, and Jody Trout, Equivariant E -theory for C ∗ -algebras, Mem.
Homotopy-theoretic E-theory and n-order