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trout Any fish of the salmon family (Salmonidae). There are three types of the single species of European trout (Salmo trutta). The brown or river trout is small and dark, and does not migrate. The lake trout, of rivers and lakes, is a larger, paler version, and is sometimes migratory. The large, silvery sea trout is definitely migratory and is sometimes confused with the salmon. Length: to 1m (3ft); weight: to 13.5kg (30lb).

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trout / trout/ • n. (pl. same or trouts) a chiefly freshwater fish (genera Salmo and Salvelinus) of the salmon family, found in Eurasia and North America and highly valued as food and game. ORIGIN: late Old English truht, from late Latin tructa, based on Greek trōgein ‘gnaw.’

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trout Freshwater oily fish; brown trout is Salmo trutta, rainbow trout is S. gairdneri. A 150‐g portion is a rich source of protein, vitamin B12, and selenium; a good source of vitamin B6; a source of iron and iodine; contains 7 g of fat, of which 20% is saturated; supplies 200 kcal (840 kJ).

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trout Late OE. truht — late L. tructa.

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trout

trout: see salmon.

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trout See SALMONIDAE.

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