rainbow trout
noun Date: 1882 a large stout-bodied salmonid fish (Oncorhynchus mykiss syn. Salmo gairdneri) of western North America that is related to the Pacific salmon and is typically greenish above and white on the belly with a pink, red, or lavender stripe along each side of the body and with profuse black dots — compare steelhead

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Rainbow trout — Rainbow Rain bow (r[=a]n b[=o] ), n. [AS. regenboga, akin to G. regenbogen. See {Rain}, and {Bow} anything bent.] A bow or arch exhibiting, in concentric bands, the several colors of the spectrum, and formed in the part of the hemisphere opposite …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rainbow trout — ► NOUN ▪ a large trout with reddish sides, native to western North America and introduced widely elsewhere …   English terms dictionary

  • rainbow trout — ☆ rainbow trout n. a widespread, chiefly freshwater game trout (Salmo gairdneri), native to the mountain streams and rivers of the Pacific Coast of North America …   English World dictionary

  • rainbow trout — rainbow ,trout noun count a large fish in rivers and lakes that is eaten as food …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Rainbow trout — Steelhead redirects here. For other uses, see Steelhead (disambiguation). Rainbow trout Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • rainbow trout — a trout, Salmo gairdnerii, native in the coastal waters and streams from Lower California to Alaska, used as a food and game fish. [1880 85, Amer.] * * * Species (Oncorhynchus mykiss) of fish in the salmon family (Salmonidae) noted for… …   Universalium

  • rainbow trout — noun 1. flesh of Pacific trout that migrate from salt to fresh water • Hypernyms: ↑trout • Part Holonyms: ↑Salmo gairdneri 2. found in Pacific coastal waters and streams from lower California to Alaska • Syn: ↑Salmo gairdneri …   Useful english dictionary

  • rainbow trout — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms rainbow trout : singular rainbow trout plural rainbow trouts a large fish in rivers and lakes that is eaten as food …   English dictionary

  • rainbow trout — noun A species of trout, Salmo gairdneri, that has black spots and a pink streak running along the body. Syn: hardhead, redband trout, salmon trout, silver trout, steelhead See Also: rainbow, trout …   Wiktionary

  • rainbow trout — /ˈreɪnboʊ traʊt/ (say raynboh trowt) noun (plural rainbow trout or rainbow trouts) a trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, native to North America in the coastal waters and streams from lower California to Alaska but introduced elsewhere. Usage: For… …   Australian English dictionary

  • rainbow trout — vaivorykštinis upėtakis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Parasalmo gairdneri; Salmo gairdneri angl. rainbow trout; steelhead trout rus. радужная форель; стальноголовый лосось ryšiai: platesnis terminas …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

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