[AS., from Gk. trogein, to eat.]. A beautiful silvery fresh-water fish of the genus Salmo, very much prized for food, and a favorite fish for anglers. The most important are the brown-trout and the salmon-trout. Its habits are solitary and very predaceous. It feeds upon worms, minnows, insects, and caterpillars. The minnow is the most taking bait for large trout. The trout is found in lakes and rivers, but the most brilliant and beautiful fishes are found in streams flowing over chalky and rocky soils. River-trout attain to a length of 30 inches. Sea-trout or bull-trout are found 3 feet in length.

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