Sacramento pikeminnow

noun

: a dull green pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus grandis) chiefly of warm clear streams of central and northern California
Included in the advisory are safe fish-eating guidelines … . People should avoid eating any striped bass or Sacramento pikeminnow caught in the river.Kymm Mann, Appeal-Democrat (Marysville, California), 14 Aug. 2006

Word History

First Known Use

1985, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Sacramento pikeminnow was in 1985

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“Sacramento pikeminnow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sacramento%20pikeminnow. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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