Definition of pickerel
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Zaremba and Drew Gregg of Davie caught 50 largemouths up to 5 pounds, three peacocks, six chain pickerel, Mayan cichlids and lots of oscars on a morning trip in the L-35 Canal along Interstate 595.
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Origin and Etymology of pickerel
Middle English pikerel, diminutive of pike
First Known Use: 13th century
PICKEREL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pickerel for English Language Learners
: a small North American fish that lives in rivers and streams
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Definition of pickerel for Students
: a freshwater fish that resembles but is smaller than the related pike
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