nounpl. or trouts
- any salmonid; esp., any of various food and game fishes that are usually speckled and found chiefly in fresh water, as the brown trout, rainbow trout, brook trout, and lake trout
- any of several other troutlike fishes
Origin of troutMiddle English troute from Old English truht from Late Latin tructus, tructa from Classical Greek tr?kt?s, kind of fish from tr?gein, to gnaw: see troglodyte
nounpl. trout, or trouts
- Any of various salmonid food and game fishes of the genera Oncorhynchus, Salmo, and Salvelinus, having a streamlined, speckled body and usually inhabiting freshwater streams or lakes. These genera also include the salmons and the chars.
- Any of various similar but unrelated fishes, such as the trout-perch.
Origin of troutMiddle English troute from Old English trūht from Late Latin trūcta perhaps from Greek trōktēs a kind of sea fish with sharp teeth from trōgein to gnaw ; see terə-1 in Indo-European roots.
- A surname.