blueback trout
Oquassa O*quas"sa, n. (Zo["o]l.) A small, handsome trout ({Salvelinus oquassa}), found in some of the lakes in Maine; -- called also {blueback trout}. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Blueback — may refer to any of a number of unrelated fish species with blue coloration (particularly on the dorsal side), including:*Cisco (lake herring) *Blueback herring ( Alosa aestivalis ) *Sockeye salmon *Blueback is a local nickname for Beardslee… …   Wikipedia

  • Blueback — Blue back , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A trout ({Salmo oquassa}) inhabiting some of the lakes of Maine. (b) A salmon ({Oncorhynchus nerka}) of the Columbia River and northward. (c) An American river herring ({Clupea [ae]stivalis}), closely allied to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blueback — noun a) Any of several unrelated American fish b) A lake trout, Salmo oquassa …   Wiktionary

  • gray 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

  • salt-water 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 — 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

  • shad 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

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