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  1. a freshwater, North American pikeperch, Stizostedion canadense.
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Origin of sauger

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; origin uncertain
Also called sand pike.
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Historical Examples

  • We had but one opportunity of going on shore, and this was at some distance above Sauger Island.

    The Mission to Siam, and Hu the Capital of Cochin China, in the Years 1821-2

    George Finlayson

British Dictionary definitions for sauger


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

C19: of unknown origin
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