Definition of splake in English:


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Pronunciation: /spleɪk


  • A hybrid trout of North American lakes.
    • Produced by crossing the speckled trout (S. fontinalis) with the lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush)
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    • The brook trout's sperm has also been combined with the eggs of a lake trout which results in a splake, a fish that has been introduced into some of the North American Great Lakes.
    • The resulting hybrid, known as a splake, supports intermediate features.
    • Because the splake is a hatchery-produced hybrid, is does not occur naturally anywhere in the world.


1950s: blend of speckled and lake1.

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