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lake trout

a large, fork-tailed trout, Salvelinus namaycush, of the lakes of Canada and the northern U.S., valued as a food and game fish.
Origin of lake trout
1660-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The lake-trout were not rising any more, but now and again the screech of a cock-ptarmigan could be heard among the withies.

    The Great Hunger Johan Bojer
  • They tell me they are just like the lake-trout of the Great Lakes.

  • It may be a hideous catfish or a squirming eel, or it may be a lake-trout, the grand prize in the Lake George lottery.

    Fisherman's Luck Henry van Dyke
  • For trolling all day long for lake-trout Jacques had little liking.

    The Ruling Passion Henry van Dyke
British Dictionary definitions for lake-trout

lake trout

a yellow-spotted char of the Great Lakes region of Canada
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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