sea trout
squeteague sque*teague" (skw[-e]*t[=e]g"), n. [From the North American Indian name.] (Zo["o]l.) An American sci[ae]noid fish ({Cynoscion regalis}), abundant on the Atlantic coast of the United States, and much valued as a food fish. It is of a bright silvery color, with iridescent reflections. Called also {weakfish}, {squitee}, {chickwit}, and {sea trout}. The spotted squeteague ({Cynoscion nebulosus}) of the Southern United States is a similar fish, but the back and upper fins are spotted with black. It is called also {spotted weakfish} and {squit}, and, locally, {sea trout}, and {sea salmon}. See also under {squitee}. [1913 Webster]

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  • sea trout — Trout Trout (trout), n. [AS. truht, L. tructa, tructus; akin to Gr. trw kths a sea fish with sharp teeth, fr. trw gein to gnaw.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of fishes belonging to {Salmo}, {Salvelinus}, and allied genera of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sea trout — (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of several species of true trouts which descend rivers and enter the sea after spawning, as the European bull trout and salmon trout, and the eastern American spotted trout. (b) The common squeteague, and the spotted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea trout — sea′ trout n. 1) ich any of various species of trout inhabiting salt water, as the salmon trout Salmo trutta[/ex] 2) ich any of several fishes of the genus Cynoscion[/ex] • Etymology: 1735–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • sea trout — n. any of various saltwater drum fishes (genus Cynoscion) including several weakfishes …   English World dictionary

  • sea trout — noun 1. flesh of marine trout that migrate from salt to fresh water • Syn: ↑salmon trout • Hypernyms: ↑trout • Part Holonyms: ↑brown trout, ↑salmon trout, ↑Salmo trutta 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea trout — Bull trout Bull trout (Zo[ o]l.) (a) In England, a large salmon trout of several species, as {Salmo trutta} and {Salmo Cambricus}, which ascend rivers; called also {sea trout}. (b) {Salvelinus malma} of California and Oregon; called also {Dolly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea trout — /ˈsi traʊt/ (say see trowt) noun (plural sea trout or sea trouts) 1. any of various species of trout found in salt water, as the salmon trout, Salmo trutta. 2. any of several fishes of the genus Cynoscion. Usage: For variation in the plural… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sea trout — Rock Rock, n. [OF. roke, F. roche; cf. Armor. roc h, and AS. rocc.] 1. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See {Stone}. [1913 Webster] Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I. Sir …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea trout — squeteague sque*teague (skw[ e]*t[=e]g ), n. [From the North American Indian name.] (Zo[ o]l.) An American sci[ae]noid fish ({Cynoscion regalis}), abundant on the Atlantic coast of the United States, and much valued as a food fish. It is of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea trout — noun Date: 1661 1. any of various trouts or chars that as adults inhabit the sea but ascend rivers to spawn 2. any of various marine fishes resembling trouts: as a. weakfish 1 b. spotted sea trout …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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