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splake

Syllabification: splake
Pronunciation: /splāk
 
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Definition of splake in English:

noun

A hybrid trout of North American lakes.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

1950s: blend of speckled and lake1.

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