Trout vs Whitefish - What's the difference?

trout | whitefish |

As a proper noun trout

is .

As a noun whitefish is

any of many fish.




(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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  • An elderly woman of dubious sensibilities.
  • Derived terms

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


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


  • Any of many fish.
  • # Any of several North American freshwater fish, of the genus Coregonus , used as food.
  • # Any of several other fish, such as whiting or menhaden.
  • # (fisheries) Any of several species of demersal fish with fins, particularly cod, whiting, and haddock, as opposed to the oily or pelagic fishes.
  • The beluga (both the sturgeon and the whale)
  • Derived terms

    * common whitefish