chain pickerel

noun

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

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Zajko, always keeping tabs, said of the chain pickerel. Jason Nark, Philly.com, "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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