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 for Trout
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trout \Trout\ (trout), n. [AS. truht, L. tructa, tructus; akin
     to Gr. trw`kths a sea fish with sharp teeth, fr. trw`gein to
     1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of fishes belonging to
        Salmo, Salvelinus, and allied genera of the family
        Salmonidae. 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.
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     Note: The most important European species are the river, or
           brown, trout ({Salmo fario), the salmon trout, and the
           sewen. The most important American species are the
           brook, speckled, or red-spotted, trout ({Salvelinus
           fontinalis) of the Northern United States and Canada;
           the red-spotted trout, or Dolly Varden (see Malma);
           the lake trout (see Namaycush); the black-spotted,
           mountain, or silver, trout ({Salmo purpuratus); the
           golden, or rainbow, trout (see under Rainbow); the
           blueback trout (see Oquassa); and the salmon trout
           (see under Salmon.) The European trout has been
           introduced into America.
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     2. (Zool.) 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.
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     Trout perch (Zool.), a small fresh-water American fish
        ({Percopsis guttatus), allied to the trout, but
        resembling a perch in its scales and mouth.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: flesh of any of several primarily freshwater game and food
      2: any of various game and food fishes of cool fresh waters
         mostly smaller than typical salmons

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