from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small North American freshwater fish (Stizostidion canadense) having a spotted, spiny dorsal fin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A freshwater perciform fish, Sander canadensis

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An American fresh-water food fish (Stizostedion Canadense); -- called also gray pike, blue pike, hornfish, land pike, sand pike, pickering, and pickerel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A percoid fish, Stizostedion canadense, the smaller American pike-perch, also called sand-pike, ground-pike, rattlesnake-pike, jack, and horn-fish. See cut under Stizostedion.


Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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