Trout vs Minnow - What's the difference?

trout | minnow |


As nouns the difference between trout and minnow

is that trout is any of several species of fish in salmonidae, closely related to salmon, and distinguished by spawning more than once while minnow is a small freshwater fish of the carp family.

As verbs the difference between trout and minnow

is that trout is to (figuratively) slap someone with a slimy, stinky, wet trout ; to admonish jocularly while minnow is (fishing) to fish minnows.

trout

English

Noun

(wikipedia trout) (en-noun)
  • Any of several species of fish in Salmonidae, closely related to salmon, and distinguished by spawning more than once.
  • *
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  • , passage=“This morning,” he said, “We will fish, Turner. We will cast for trout so that we may catch grayling.”}}
  • An elderly woman of dubious sensibilities.
  • Derived terms

    * brown trout * rainbow trout * salmon trout * Sevan trout

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To (figuratively) slap someone with a slimy, stinky, wet trout ; to admonish jocularly.
  • minnow

    English

    (wikipedia minnow)

    Alternative forms

    * (l), (l) * (l), (l), (l) (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A small freshwater fish of the carp family.
  • More generally, any small fish.
  • (football) A low-level team, in comparison to their opponents.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 29 , author=Chris Bevan , title=Torquay 0 - 1 Crawley Town , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Having spent more than £500,000 on players last summer, Crawley can hardly be classed as minnows but they have still punched way above their weight and this kind of performance means no-one will relish pulling them out of the hat in Sunday's draw.}}

    See also

    * pinkeen

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (fishing) to fish minnows
  • (fishing) to fish (especially trout) using a minnow as bait
  • Derived terms

    * minnower