chain pickerel
noun Etymology: from the markings resembling chains on the sides Date: 1887 a large greenish-black pickerel (Esox niger) with dark markings along the sides that is common in quiet waters of eastern North America

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  • Chain pickerel — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • chain pickerel — noun common in quiet waters of eastern United States • Syn: ↑chain pike, ↑Esox niger • Hypernyms: ↑pickerel * * * noun also chain pike : a large greenish black pickerel ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • chain pickerel — juodoji lydeka statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Esox niger angl. castern pickerel; chain pickerel rus. полосатая щука; чёрная щука ryšiai: platesnis terminas – lydekos …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • chain pickerel. — See under pickerel (def. 1). [1900 05, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • chain pickerel. — See under pickerel (def. 1). [1900 05, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pickerel — Pick er*el, n. [Dim. of {Pike}.] [Written also {pickerell}.] 1. A young or small pike. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Bet [better] is, quoth he, a pike than a pickerel. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of several species of freshwater… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pickerel weed — Pickerel Pick er*el, n. [Dim. of {Pike}.] [Written also {pickerell}.] 1. A young or small pike. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Bet [better] is, quoth he, a pike than a pickerel. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of several species of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pickerel — /pik euhr euhl, pik reuhl/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) pickerel, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) pickerels. 1. any of several small species of pike, as Esox niger (chain pickerel) and E. americanus americanus (redfin pickerel),… …   Universalium

  • chain pike — noun common in quiet waters of eastern United States • Syn: ↑chain pickerel, ↑Esox niger • Hypernyms: ↑pickerel * * * noun see chain pickerel …   Useful english dictionary

  • pickerel — /ˈpɪkərəl/ (say pikuhruhl) noun (plural pickerels, pickerel) any of various species of pike, especially one of the smaller species, as the chain pickerel, Esox niger, and the mud pickerel, Esox vermiculatus. {Middle English pykerel, from pike1 +… …   Australian English dictionary

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