noun (1)
pike·​let | \ ˈpīklə̇t \
plural -s

Definition of pikelet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a small round thick pancake baked on a griddle and traditionally served on Christmas day in Great Britain : crumpet


noun (2)
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plural -s

Definition of pikelet (Entry 2 of 2)

: a small usually young pike

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History and Etymology for pikelet

Noun (1)

by shortening and alteration from earlier bara-picklet, from Welsh bara pyglyd pitchy bread

Noun (2)

pike entry 4 + -let

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“Pikelet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pikelet. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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