follow Dictionary.com

Your favorite word could be our Word of the Day!

brown trout

noun
1.
a common trout, Salmo trutta, of northern European streams.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for brown trout
  • Yet fly fishermen who rescued many hundreds of brown trout from dried up tributary streams aren't blaming the weather.
  • Species that have been introduced, such as brown trout and brook trout, are abundant.
  • Rainbow and brown trout were introduced in the belief they would improve fishing in the mountains.
  • Rainbow and brown trout are often caught in the upper sections of the river in late spring and early summer.
  • Fishermen can catch lake whitefish from the pier, and spring and fall offer the chance to catch brown trout, steelhead and salmon.
  • Excursions aim to catch wild rainbow trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout and brookies.
  • The brown trout belongs to a different genus than our native trout species.
  • brown trout are also on a spawning run, but will feed heavily on salmon eggs.
British Dictionary definitions for brown trout

brown trout

noun
1.
a common brownish variety of the trout Salmo trutta that occurs in the rivers of N Europe and has been successfully introduced in North America Compare sea trout (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for brown trout

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for brown

10
12
Scrabble Words With Friends