Any one of numerous species of fishes belonging to Salmo, Salvelinus, and allied genera of the family Salmonidæ. They are highly esteemed as game fishes and for the quality of their flesh. All the species breed in fresh water, but after spawning many of them descend to the sea if they have an opportunity.
Any one of several species of marine fishes more or less resembling a trout in appearance or habits, but not belonging to the same family, especially the California rock trouts, the common squeteague, and the southern, or spotted, squeteague; -- called also salt-water trout, sea trout, shad trout, and gray trout. See Squeteague, and Rock trout under Rock.
flesh of any of several primarily freshwater game and food fishes
any of various game and food fishes of cool fresh waters mostly smaller than typical salmons
A round, oily fish "Salmo trutta" of the salmon family which is found in both fresh and salt water in a variety of forms varying from a few hundred grams to 35 kg (the American lake trout). The flesh is cream to pink depending on diet and the fish may be cooked in any way although they are generally shallow fried or grilled in Europe. Nowadays extensively farmed as well as being an important game fish.
A member of a group of long-bodied fishes related to salmon. Trout have been important food fish for people for centuries. Many trout species live their entire lives in fresh water, but some spend part of their lives in the sea and return to rivers to spawn.
Trout is the common name given to a number of species of freshwater fish belonging to the salmon family, Salmonidae.