- a freshwater, North American pikeperch, Stizostedion canadense.
Origin of sauger
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; origin uncertain
Also called sand pike.
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We had but one opportunity of going on shore, and this was at some distance above Sauger Island.
- a small North American pikeperch, Stizostedion canadense, with a spotted dorsal fin: valued as a food and game fish
C19: of unknown origin
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