pickerel

[ pik-er-uh l, pik-ruh l ]
/ ˈpɪk ər əl, ˈpɪk rəl /

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, pickerel is from the Middle English word pickerel. See 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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