Definition of grilse in English:


Syllabification: grilse
Pronunciation: /ɡrils


A salmon that has returned to fresh water after a single winter at sea.
More example sentences
  • The first grilse of the season was also caught during this period.
  • The sort of rod that you'd use for sea trout or grilse should suffice.
  • Four grilse were caught at Durkanís Pool, one of 5 lb by a German angler and the rest higher up the river.


late Middle English: of unknown origin.

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Pronunciation: ˈrɛtrə(ʊ)flɛks
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