pickerel

noun pick·er·el \ ˈpi-k(ə-)rəl \

Definition of pickerel

plural pickerel or pickerels
1 a dialectal, chiefly British : a young or small pike
b : either of two fishes resembling but smaller than the related northern pike:
(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 : walleye 3

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Origin and Etymology of pickerel

Middle English pikerel, diminutive of pike


PICKEREL Defined for English Language Learners

pickerel

noun

Definition of pickerel for English Language Learners

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


PICKEREL Defined for Kids

pickerel

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

Definition of pickerel for Students

plural pickerel or pickerels
: a freshwater fish that resembles but is smaller than the related pike

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