pickerel

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 pickerel — [pik′ər əl] n. pl. pickerel or pickerels [ME < pik,PIKE3 + rel, dim. suffix] 1. any of various small, North American pike fishes (genus Esox) 2. WALLEYE (sense 5b) 3. Brit. a young pike …

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  • 3 pickerel — (n.) late 14c., dim. of pike fish (see PIKE (Cf. pike) (3)), with pejorative suffix REL (Cf. rel) …

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  • 4 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),… …

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  • 5 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 +… …

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  • 6 pickerel — Sauger Sau ger, n. (Zo[ o]l.) An American fresh water food fish ({Stizostedion Canadense}); called also {gray pike}, {blue pike}, {hornfish}, {land pike}, {sand pike}, {pickering}, and {pickerel}. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 pickerel — 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,… …

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  • 8 pickerel — noun (plural el or els) Etymology: Middle English pikerel, diminutive of pike Date: 13th century 1. a. dialect chiefly British a young or small pike b. either of two fishes resembling but smaller than the related northern pike: (1) chain pickerel …

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  • 9 pickerel — a common name used by anglers for walleye (Sander vitreus, Percidae) but strictly speaking the name for the smaller species of the pike family, Esocidae Pickerel is the Middle English for a small pike …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 10 pickerel — pick•er•el [[t]ˈpɪk ər əl, ˈpɪk rəl[/t]] n. pl. (esp. collectively) el, (esp. for kinds or species) els. 1) ich any of several small pikes of the genus Esox[/ex] 2) ich the walleye, blue pike, or pikeperch 3) ich Brit. a young pike • Etymology:… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 11 pickerel — noun A freshwater fish of the genus Esox …

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  • 12 pickerel — Canadian Slang This is a slang word for walleye …

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  • 13 pickerel — pick·er·el || pɪkÉ™rÉ™l n. freshwater fish of the pike family …

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  • 14 pickerel — [ pɪk(ə)r(ə)l] noun (plural same or pickerels) 1》 a small pike found in North America. [Esox americanus and other species.] 2》 a young pike. Origin ME: dimin. of pike1 …

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  • 15 pickerel — pick·er·el …

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  • 16 pickerel —   n. young pike (fish); small American freshwater fish …

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  • 17 pickerel — n. (pl. same or pickerels) a young pike. Etymology: ME, dimin. of PIKE(1) …

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  • 18 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… …

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  • 19 Pickerel Lake — can refer to *Pickerel Lake (Minnesota) in Freeborn County, Minnesota *Pickerel Lake Township in Freeborn County, Minnesota *Pickerel Lake (South Dakota) in Day County, South Dakota **Pickerel Lake State Park, South Dakota *Numerous lakes in… …

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  • 20 Pickerel (disambiguation) — Pickerel can refer to: * some of the smaller fish species in the genus Esox , the pikes * Pickerel Frog * the Walleye fish species which is commonly referred to as the yellow pickerel in some parts of its range *Pickerel, Wisconsin …

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