pikeperch

[ pahyk-purch ]
/ ˈpaɪkˌpɜrtʃ /

noun, plural (especially collectively) pike·perch, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) pike·perch·es.

any of several pikelike fishes of the perch family, especially the walleye, Stizostedion vitreum.

Nearby words

  1. pike, zebulon montgomery,
  2. pikeblenny,
  3. piked dogfish,
  4. pikelet,
  5. pikeman,
  6. piker,
  7. pikes peak,
  8. pikestaff,
  9. pikesville,
  10. pikey

Origin of pikeperch

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; pike1 + perch2

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British Dictionary definitions for pikeperch

pikeperch

/ (ˈpaɪkˌpɜːtʃ) /

noun plural -perch or -perches

any of various pikelike freshwater teleost fishes of the genera Stizostedion (or Lucioperca), such as S. lucioperca of Europe: family Percidae (perches)
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