a freshwater, North American pikeperch, Stizostedion canadense.

Origin of sauger

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; origin uncertain
Also called sand pike. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a small North American pikeperch, Stizostedion canadense, with a spotted dorsal fin: valued as a food and game fish

Word Origin for sauger

C19: of unknown origin
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