Definition of kype in English:
A hook formed on the lower jaw of adult male salmon and trout during the breeding season.
- Hen salmon have a tiny kype on the lower jaw but unlike cocks they retain normal head proportions while in the river.
- The fish at the river mouths will be a mix of types, all the way from dark males with bold kypes to silver missiles full of energy.
- The largest male is dominant and defends his territory by charging the smaller ones, using his kype to nip them.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.