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 family {Salmonid[ae]}. They are highly esteemed as game fishes and for the quality of their flesh. All the species breed in fresh water, but after spawning many of them descend to the sea if they have an opportunity. [1913 Webster]

Note: The most important European species are the river, or brown, trout ({Salmo fario}), the salmon trout, and the sewen. The most important American species are the brook, speckled, or red-spotted, trout ({Salvelinus fontinalis}) of the Northern United States and Canada; the red-spotted trout, or Dolly Varden (see {Malma}); the lake trout (see {Namaycush}); the black-spotted, mountain, or silver, trout ({Salmo purpuratus}); the golden, or rainbow, trout (see under {Rainbow}); the blueback trout (see {Oquassa}); and the salmon trout (see under {Salmon}.) The European trout has been introduced into America. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of marine fishes more or less resembling a trout in appearance or habits, but not belonging to the same family, especially the California rock trouts, the common squeteague, and the southern, or spotted, squeteague; -- called also {salt-water trout}, {sea trout}, {shad trout}, and {gray trout}. See {Squeteague}, and {Rock trout} under {Rock}. [1913 Webster]

{Trout perch} (Zo["o]l.), a small fresh-water American fish ({Percopsis guttatus}), allied to the trout, but resembling a perch in its scales and mouth. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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 — 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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