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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Esocidae — the pike and related fish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A genus of fresh-water fishes, including pike and pickerel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of fishes, typical of the Esocidæ, formerly used in a very comprehensive sense, including representatives of diverse families, but now restricted to the common pike and closely related species. Also called Lucius. See cut under pike.
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- n. type and only genus of the family Esocidae
At stuffed Homo Sapiens makes a great showpiece when presented with a stuffed Esox masquinongy.
Big bird BA picks up the last fish in the river (Image Credit: Esox Lucius)
Esox Lucius, the site promotes the separation of church and state; this idea should be important to all libertarians.
The Latin name, Esox lucius, means "pitiless pike."
Sometimes the enthusiasts are piking even in February, getting fish from 2 lb. to 20 lb., which Dr. Henshall, the well-known author and naturalist, pronounces true Esox lucius.
The fish is, in a word, the great pike (Esox nobilior), and it is to all intents and purposes possessed of the general characteristics of the Esocidae family.
Of the fishes of our neighbourhood I have been furnished with the following list by the greatest local authority, who has inherited, and personally acquired, an intimate knowledge of the subject: — Trout (Salmo fario), river Bain; grayling (Thymallus vulgaris), Bain; pike (Esox lucius), canal, ponds, Witham; chub (Leuciscus cephalus), Bain; carp
America has several species of pike, of which the muskelunge of the great lake region (_Esox masquinongy_) is the most important.
It is a very fine fish, excelling _Esox lucius_ both in size and looks.
The pickerel (_Esox reticulatus_) is the only other of the American pikes which gives any sport.