pike perch
Wall-eye Wall"-eye`, n. [See {Wall-eyed}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An eye in which the iris is of a very light gray or whitish color; -- said usually of horses. --Booth. [1913 Webster]

Note: Jonson has defined wall-eye to be ``a disease in the crystalline humor of the eye; glaucoma.'' But glaucoma is not a disease of the crystalline humor, nor is wall-eye a disease at all, but merely a natural blemish. --Tully. In the north of England, as Brockett states, persons are said to be wall-eyed when the white of the eye is very large and distorted, or on one side. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) (a) An American fresh-water food fish ({Stizostedion vitreum}) having large and prominent eyes; -- called also {glasseye}, {pike perch}, {yellow pike}, and {wall-eyed perch}. (b) A California surf fish ({Holconotus argenteus}). (c) The alewife; -- called also {wall-eyed herring}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pike perch — Pike Pike, n. [F. pique; perhaps of Celtic origin; cf. W. pig a prick, a point, beak, Arm. pik pick. But cf. also L. picus woodpecker (see {Pie} magpie), and E. spike. Cf. {Pick}, n. & v., {Peak}, {Pique}.] 1. (Mil.) A foot soldier s weapon,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pike perch — noun any of several pike like fishes of the perch family • Syn: ↑pike perch • Hypernyms: ↑perch • Hyponyms: ↑walleye, ↑walleyed pike, ↑jack salmon, ↑dory, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pike-perch — noun any of several pike like fishes of the perch family • Syn: ↑pike perch • Hypernyms: ↑perch • Hyponyms: ↑walleye, ↑walleyed pike, ↑jack salmon, ↑dory, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pike-perch — /ˈpaɪk pɜtʃ/ (say puyk perch) noun (plural pike perch or pike perches) any of several pike like fishes of the perch family, as the walleye, Stizostedion vitreum, of North America. Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at fish1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • pike perch — ▪ fish       any of several freshwater food and game fishes of the family Percidae (order Perciformes), found in Europe and North America. Although more elongated and slender than perches, pike perches have the two dorsal fins characteristic of… …   Universalium

  • pike perch — noun Date: 1842 a fish (as the walleye) of the perch family that resembles the pike …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pike-perch — noun Any of the 5 species of fish in the genus Sander of the family Percidae (perches and darters) …   Wiktionary

  • European pike-perch — paprastasis sterkas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Stizostedion lucioperca angl. European pike perch; sander; zander rus. обыкновенный судак ryšiai: platesnis terminas – sterkai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • sand pike-perch — kanadinis sterkas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Stizostedion canadense angl. sand pickerel; sand pike perch; sauger rus. канадский судак; песчаный судак ryšiai: platesnis terminas – sterkai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • yellow pike-perch — gelsvapelekis sterkas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Stizostedion vitreum angl. yellow pickerel; yellow pike perch rus. жёлтый судак; светлопёрый судак ryšiai: platesnis terminas – sterkai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

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