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Princeton's WordNet

  1. troutnoun

    flesh of any of several primarily freshwater game and food fishes

  2. troutnoun

    any of various game and food fishes of cool fresh waters mostly smaller than typical salmons


  1. troutnoun

    Any of several species of fish in Salmonidae, closely related to salmon, and distinguished by spawning more than once.

    Many anglers consider trout to be the archetypical quarry.

  2. troutnoun

    An elderly woman of dubious sensibilities.

    Look, you silly old trout; you can't keep bringing home cats! You can't afford the ones you have!

  3. troutverb

    To (figuratively) slap someone with a slimy, stinky, wet trout; to admonish jocularly.

  4. Etymology: From truht, in part from truite, from tructa, perhaps from τρώκτης, from τρώγω, from tere-. The Internet verb sense originated on BBSes of the 1980s, probably from Monty Python's The Fish-Slapping Dance (1972), though that sketch involved a halibut.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Troutnoun

    Etymology: truht , Saxon; trocta, truta, trutta, Lat.

    The pond will keep trout and salmon in their seasonable plight, but not in their reddish grain. Carew.

    Worse than the anarchy at sea,
    Where fishes on each other prey;
    Where ev’ry trout can make as high rants
    O’er his inferiours as our tyrants. Jonathan Swift.

    Here comes the trout that must be caught with tickling. William Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Troutnoun

    any one of numerous species of fishes belonging to Salmo, Salvelinus, and allied genera of the family Salmonidae. 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

  2. Troutnoun

    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


  1. Trout

    Trout is the name for a number of species of freshwater fish belonging to the genera Oncorhynchus, Salmo and Salvelinus, all of the subfamily Salmoninae of the family Salmonidae. The word trout is also used as part of the name of some non-salmonid fish such as Cynoscion nebulosus, the spotted seatrout or speckled trout. Trout are closely related to salmon and char: species termed salmon and char occur in the same genera as do trout. Most trout such as Lake trout live in freshwater lakes and/or rivers exclusively, while there are others such as the Rainbow trout which may either live out their lives in fresh water, or spend two or three years at sea before returning to fresh water to spawn, a habit more typical of salmon. A rainbow trout that spends time in the ocean is called a steelhead. Trout are an important food source for humans and wildlife including brown bears, birds of prey such as eagles, and other animals. They are classified as oily fish.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trout

    trowt, n. a common name for fresh-water fish of the genus Salmo: the Salmo Fario, Trutta, or Common Trout, much sought after by anglers.—n. Trout′-bas′ket, an osier or willow creel for carrying trout.—adj. Trout′-col′oured, speckled like a trout: white, with spots of black, bay, or sorrel.—ns. Trout′-farm, a place where trout are reared artificially; Trout′let, Trout′ling, a little trout; Trout′-rod, a fishing-rod for trout; Trout′-spoon, a small revolving spoon used as a lure for trout; Trout′-stream, a stream in which trout are caught. [A.S. truht—L. tructa, tructus—Gr. trōktēs, a sea-fish with sharp teeth—trōgein, to gnaw.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Trout

    Various fish of the family SALMONIDAE, usually smaller than salmon. They are mostly restricted to cool clear freshwater. Some are anadromous. They are highly regarded for their handsome colors, rich well-flavored flesh, and gameness as an angling fish. The genera Salvelinus, Salmo, and ONCORHYNCHUS have been introduced virtually throughout the world.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Trout in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Trout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Trout in a Sentence

  1. George Herbert:

    You must lose a fly to catch a trout.

  2. Richard Isaacson:

    Fatty fish like wild salmon, sardines, albacore tuna, lake trout and mackerel are loaded with brain healthy Omega-3 fatty acids which nourish the brain cells.

  3. Chris Wood:

    Trout Unlimited's a significant roadblock for the Pebble mine to overcome.

  4. Mike Trout:

    Everything is cool between the Commissioner and Mike Trout. End of story. I am ready to just play some baseball !

  5. Shawn Tolleson:

    (Trout) did a good job of staying back and going the other way, they asked me how I felt today and I told them I felt really good, and I did. I felt good out there. I felt like I had good stuff out there. Things just didn't play out.

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