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 (pĭs′kə-tôr′ē-əl) or pis·ca·to·ry (pĭs′kə-tôr′ē)
1. Of or relating to fish or fishing.
2. Involved in or dependent on fishing.

[From Latin piscātōrius, from piscātor, fisherman, from piscārī, to fish, from piscis, fish.]

pis′ca·to′ri·al·ly adv.


(ˈpɪs kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

also pis•ca•to•ri•al

(ˌpɪs kəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-)

of or pertaining to fishermen or fishing.
[1625–35; < Latin piscātōrius, derivative of piscārī to fish]
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Adj.1.piscatory - relating to or characteristic of the activity of fishing; "a piscatory life"
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Bold Navigators- Equestrian Indians and Piscatory Indians, Difference in Their Physical Organization.
As the Indians of the plains who depend upon the chase are bold and expert riders, and pride themselves upon their horses, so these piscatory tribes of the coast excel in the management of canoes, and are never more at home than when riding upon the waves.
The effect of different modes of life upon the human frame and human character is strikingly instanced in the contrast between the hunting Indians of the prairies, and the piscatory Indians of the sea-coast.
The air among the houses was of so strong a piscatory flavour that one might have supposed sick fish went up to be dipped in it, as sick people went down to be dipped in the sea.
Albert found in his anteroom two guns, with all the accoutrements for hunting; a lofty room on the ground-floor containing all the ingenious instruments the English -- eminent in piscatory pursuits, since they are patient and sluggish -- have invented for fishing.
The Piscatory an English Comedy was acted before ye University in Kinges college which master Fletcher of yat College had prouided if ye Kinge should haue tarryed another night.
In addition, due to both his Jesuit and Ignatian aesthetic, he is known for favoring simpler vestments void of ornamentation, including refusing the traditional papal mozzetta cape upon his election, choosing silver instead of gold for his piscatory ring, and keeping the same pectoral cross he had when he was cardinal (BBC, 2013).
The generous portion of fishcakes were the pick of the starters, with a fine balance of flavours and a pleasant textual contrast between the crispy coating and the softer piscatory mash inside.
Both authors incorporate elements from different sources: Camoes's piscatory eclogue and Bernardes's Ecloga XIII are set in nocturnal scenery (as is Sannazaro's) and both use the verb "arder" to describe the fisherman's feelings (as in Virgil); Bernardes's other two eclogues place the lover on a promontory, alluding to Polyphemus in Theocritus (Idyll XI, ll.