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grilse Line breaks: grilse
Pronunciation: /ɡrɪls/

Definition of grilse in English:


A salmon that has returned to fresh water after a single winter at sea.
Example sentences
  • The first grilse of the season was also caught during this period.
  • The sort of rod that you'd use for sea trout or grilse should suffice.
  • Four grilse were caught at Durkanís Pool, one of 5 lb by a German angler and the rest higher up the river.


Late Middle English: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with grilse

Hals • rinkhals • valse • else

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