Definition of rainbow trout in English:

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rainbow trout

Pronunciation: /ˈˌrānbō ˈtrout/


A large trout native to the Pacific seaboard of North America. It has been widely introduced elsewhere, both as a farmed food fish and as a sporting fish. Most rainbow trout remain in streams, but some migrate to lakes and some to the sea (see steelhead).
  • Salmo gairdneri, family Salmonidae.
Example sentences
  • I have even heard stories of captures of the migratory form of the rainbow trout, the steelhead, having been caught from rivers in the North West of England.
  • Intensive aquaculture of rainbow trout and other salmonids is a relatively new innovation, compared to the cultivation of most other animals.
  • Today's anglers fishing for rainbow trout carry several boxes of fly patterns, but only use a dozen flies.

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Syllabification: rain·bow trout

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