chain pickerel


Definition of chain pickerel

: a large greenish-black pickerel (Esox niger) with dark markings along the sides that is common in quiet waters of eastern North America

Examples of chain pickerel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web West Virginia South Charleston: Regulators said a state-record chain pickerel was caught in Preston County. USA TODAY, "Pooch hit by car goes for ride, manatee rescued, unusual toilet paper roller: News from around our 50 states," 1 Nov. 2019 Matt was first to score with a smallish chain pickerel on a big Mepps. Jim Gronaw,, "Jim Gronaw: Variety and memories at Deep Creek Lake," 6 Oct. 2019 The state Department of Public Health is warning some people not to eat largemouth bass and chain pickerel caught in four Plymouth ponds because of high mercury levels found in the fish. Johanna Seltz,, "Warning issued on eating fish from four Plymouth ponds," 16 July 2019 Others should limit their consumption of largemouth bass and chain pickerel from those waters to two meals a month. Johanna Seltz,, "Warning issued on eating fish from four Plymouth ponds," 16 July 2019 Zajko, always keeping tabs, said of the chain pickerel. Jason Nark,, "Roxborough man wants to catch Pennsylvania's biggest fish, anywhere, anytime," 8 July 2018 In addition, his charters catch peacock bass, bluegills, spotted sunfish, shellcrackers, speckled perch, chain pickerel, mudfish and non-native species such as oscars, Mayan cichlids and jaguar guapotes. Steve Waters, miamiherald, "Canal fishing is about to get even better in the coming weeks. And here is why | Miami Herald," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of chain pickerel

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chain pickerel

from the markings resembling chains on the sides

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The first known use of chain pickerel was in 1887

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“Chain pickerel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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