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trout

noun uk   us   /traʊt/

trout noun (FISH)

[C or U] (plural trout or trouts) a fish that is a popular food, especially a brown type that lives in rivers and lakes or a silver type that lives in the sea but returns to rivers to produce its eggs: Thousands of young salmon and trout have been killed by the pollution. Loch Leven is famous for its trout fishing. [U] the flesh of this fish eaten as food: I love smoked trout, don't you?

trout noun (PERSON)

[C] (plural trouts) UK informal an old person, especially a woman, who is unpleasant or not attractive: She's a miserable old trout who complains about everything.
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