noun, plural zan·ders, (especially collectively) zan·der.
a freshwater pikeperch, Stizostedion (Lucioperca) lucioperca, of central Europe, valued as a food fish.
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Origin of zander
1850–55; < German < Low German Sander, Sandart, Zanat, Sanat, of uncertain origin (Polish sandacz probably < LG)
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noun plural zander or zanders
a freshwater teleost pikeperch of Europe, Stizostedion lucioperca, valued as a food fish
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