pickerel

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noun pick·er·el \ˈpi-k(ə-)rəl\

Definition of pickerel

plural

pickerel

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pickerels

  1. 1a dialectal, chiefly British :  a young or small pikeb :  either of two fishes resembling but smaller than the related northern pike: (1) :  chain pickerel (2) :  one (Esox americanus) of eastern North America having green or red fins and a black bar below and slanting away from the eye

  2. 2 :  walleye 3

Origin and Etymology of pickerel

Middle English pikerel, diminutive of pike


First Known Use: 13th century


PICKEREL Defined for English Language Learners

pickerel

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noun pick·er·el \ˈpi-k(ə-)rəl\

Definition of pickerel for English Language Learners

  • : a small North American fish that lives in rivers and streams


PICKEREL Defined for Kids

pickerel

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noun pick·er·el \ˈpi-kə-rəl, ˈpik-rəl\

Definition of pickerel for Students

plural

pickerel

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pickerels

  1. :  a freshwater fish that resembles but is smaller than the related pike


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