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cutthroat trout

a spotted trout, Salmo clarkii, of coastal streams of western North America, having a reddish streak on each side of the throat.
Origin of cutthroat trout
1890-95, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Excursions aim to catch wild rainbow trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout and brookies.
  • Lakes and streams in the park contain brown, brook, rainbow and cutthroat trout populations.
  • The threatened greenback cutthroat trout once stared extinction in the face.
  • cutthroat trout get their name from the slashes of red or pink under their jaws.
  • cutthroat trout must be handled carefully and released immediately back into the water.

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