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brook trout

Also called speckled trout. a common trout, Salvelinus fontinalis, of eastern North America.
Origin of brook trout
1830-40, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Poor badgered Peter knew now what it felt like to be a brook-trout when a skilful angler is managing the reel.

    Much Ado About Peter Jean Webster
  • Of course, for the moment, you feel like a brook-trout in salt water.

  • He is built something like the brook-trout, except for a much sharper head and wider fins and tail.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • A fish which has been very freely introduced into British waters is the American brook-trout (Salvelinus fontinalis).

    Amateur Fish Culture Charles Edward Walker
  • In all there were ten specimens of salmon, sea-trout and brook-trout mounted and we found no great difficulties.

  • Its long body does not admit of the quick doublings of the black-bass or brook-trout.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others James Alexander Henshall
  • I have not been able to discover this difference between sea-trout and the brook-trout taken from the waters of this State.

    Fishing With The Fly Charles F. Orvis and Others
  • Norris thinks the sea-trout more slender in form than the brook-trout until the former attains the weight of two pounds.

    Fishing With The Fly Charles F. Orvis and Others
  • I shot ptarmigan and kept our table supplied with brook-trout.

    In Search of the Unknown Robert W. Chambers
  • They are handsome and active fish, lighter in color than the brook-trout, with silvery sides and belly.

British Dictionary definitions for brook-trout

brook trout

a North American freshwater trout, Salvelinus fontinalis, introduced in Europe and valued as a food and game fish Also called speckled trout
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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