Definition of ferox in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfɛrɒks/
(also ferox trout)


A brown trout of a very large variety, occurring in large deep lakes in NW Europe.
Example sentences
  • Basically the ferox is a brown trout that has over millennia developed a quite distinct lifestyle.
  • The large ferox trout patrol the deeps and there are shoals of smaller trout in the deeps also.
  • Surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend, the mighty ferox trout that inhabit the deepest and darkest of our Highland lochs are arguably the most elusive and sporting quarry available to Scottish rod anglers.


Mid 19th century: from modern Latin Salmo ferox, literally 'fierce salmon', former name of the variety.

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