Grilse meaning

grĭls
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A young Atlantic salmon on its first return from the sea to fresh or brackish waters.
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A young salmon on its first return from the sea to fresh water.
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A young salmon after its first return from the sea.
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Origin of grilse

  • From Middle English grills young salmon (pl.)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the earlier form gilse, from Welsh gleisiad, from glas (“blue”).

    From Wiktionary