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Related to pickerels: Esox americanus, Esox niger, Grass Pickerel
n. pl. pickerel or pick·er·els
1. Any of several North American freshwater game fishes of the genus Esox, especially the chain pickerel.
2. The walleye.
3. Chiefly British A young pike.
[Middle English pikerel, diminutive of pike, pike; see pike2.]
n, pl -el or -els
(Animals) any of several North American freshwater game fishes, such as Esox americanus and E. niger: family Esocidae (pikes, walleye, etc)
[C14: a small pike; diminutive of pike1]
pick•er•el(ˈpɪk ər əl, ˈpɪk rəl)
n., pl. (esp. collectively) -el, (esp. for kinds or species) -els.
1. any of several small pikes of the genus Esox.
2. the walleye, blue pike, or pikeperch.
3. Brit. a young pike.
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|Noun||1.||pickerel - flesh of young or small pike |
pike - highly valued northern freshwater fish with lean flesh
|2.||pickerel - any of several North American species of small pike|
pike - any of several elongate long-snouted freshwater game and food fishes widely distributed in cooler parts of the northern hemisphere