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pickerel

[ pik-er-uhl, pik-ruhl ]
/ ˈpɪk ər əl, ˈpɪk rəl /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) pick·er·el, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) pick·er·els.

any of several small species of pike, as Esox niger(chain pickerel ) and E. americanus americanus(redfin pickerel ), of eastern North America.
the walleye or pikeperch, Stizostedion vitreum.
British. a young pike.

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Origin of pickerel

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English pickerel, pekerel; see origin at pike1, -erel
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British Dictionary definitions for pickerel

pickerel
/ (ˈpɪkərəl, ˈpɪkrəl) /

noun plural -el or -els

any of several North American freshwater game fishes, such as Esox americanus and E. niger: family Esocidae (pikes, walleye, etc)

Word Origin for pickerel

C14: a small pike; diminutive of pike 1
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