noun, plural grilses (especially collectively) grilse.
a young Atlantic salmon as it returns from the sea to fresh water for the first time.

1375–1425; late Middle English grills, grilles (plural) < ? Unabridged
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grilse (ɡrɪls)
n , pl grilses, grilse
a young salmon that returns to fresh water after one winter in the sea
[C15 grilles (plural), of uncertain origin]

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Those that return after only one year are called grilse.
These precocious males are called jacks, chubs or grilse.
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