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grilse

[grils] /grɪls/
noun, plural grilses (especially collectively) grilse.
1.
a young Atlantic salmon as it returns from the sea to fresh water for the first time.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English grills, grilles (plural) < ?
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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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grilse

/ɡrɪls/
noun (pl) grilses, grilse
1.
a young salmon that returns to fresh water after one winter in the sea
Word Origin
C15 grilles (plural), of uncertain origin
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