Definition of Rainbow trout

1. Noun. Flesh of Pacific trout that migrate from salt to fresh water.

Group relationships: Salmo Gairdneri
Generic synonyms: Trout

2. Noun. Found in Pacific coastal waters and streams from lower California to Alaska.
Exact synonyms: Salmo Gairdneri
Group relationships: Genus Salmo, Salmo
Generic synonyms: Trout

Definition of Rainbow trout

1. Noun. A species of trout, ''Salmo gairdneri'', that has black spots and a pink streak running along the body. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rainbow Trout

rainbow fish
rainbow lorikeet
rainbow parties
rainbow perch
rainbow pink
rainbow runner
rainbow runners
rainbow seaperch
rainbow shower
rainbow smelt
rainbow symptom
rainbow table
rainbow tables
rainbow trout (current term)
rainbow trouts

Literary usage of Rainbow trout

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Popular Science Monthly (1895)
"our native brook trout, the brown trout, or common brook trout of Europe, and the rainbow trout of California. The trout for distribution are sent out when ..."

2. American Food and Game Fishes: A Popular Account of All the Species Found in by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1902)
"KEY TO SPECIES OF rainbow trout SERIES: a. Scales well imbricated; upper ray of pectoral usually more or less spotted. b. Scales comparatively large, 120 to ..."

3. A Manual of Fish-culture: Based on the Methods of the United States by United States Bureau of Fisheries, John J. Brice, Henry Frank Moore, Frederick M. Chamberlain (1897)
"The body of the rainbow trout (Salmo widens) is comparatively short and deep, ... The rainbow trout is not indigenous to eastern waters, its original ..."

4. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1896)
"Neither the true rainbow trout nor any variety of it is known to occur in that ... The rainbow trout's range includes tributaries of the lower Columbia and ..."

5. Conservation Assessment for Inland Cutthroat Trout: Distribution, Status and edited by Donald A. Duff (1998)
"Brook and rainbow trout were first introduced in 1880 in Wyoming, and brown trout were ... rainbow trout were first stocked in 1915 in the Smiths Fork, ..."

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