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A trout-like freshwater or marine fish of northern countries, valued as a food and game fish.
- ‘By the end of the day, he had six, a mixture of char and trout.’
- ‘And, if you dip a fishing rod into any one of their famous fish farms, you're likely to land a very fat salmon or char.’
- ‘Add the Arctic char to the oil and maintain the temperature, adjusting the heat as necessary.’
- ‘All chars except lake trout are recorded as arctic char, which, as far as is known, do not occur in the area.’
- ‘Other companions included Arctic char, plaice and sea scorpions, which followed us around inquisitively wherever we roamed.’
- ‘This lure, now housed in a Cumbrian museum, is thought to have been used to fish for the elusive char that is renown in the Lake District.’
- ‘I fished for char on Arctic land and cooked it by burning blueberry twigs with the fish on a stone inside.’
- ‘The co-existence of pike, char, salmon and trout is well documented.’
- ‘Several characteristics differentiate them and likewise all of the char.’
- ‘A brook trout according to my literature is a char.’
- ‘The Arctic char are one of Ireland's most ancient and therefore most native freshwater fish species.’
- ‘The arctic char is distantly related to salmon, and like salmon its meat is dense and rich.’
- ‘A warmer Arctic could increase the number of some species, such as Arctic char, a fish.’
- ‘It shows a man holding up the earth, with an Arctic char and a wolf against a backdrop of the northern lights.’
- ‘Trout, char, halibut and now cod are all being successfully farmed.’
- ‘The largest lake trout, known as ferox, become almost solely fish eaters, following the huge shoals of artic charr found in the huge ice-age lakes of Northern England and Scotland.’
Mid 17th century: perhaps of Celtic origin.
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