Pronunciation: (pik'ur-ul, pik'rul), [key]
—pl. (esp. collectively) -el, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) -els.
1. any of several small species of pike, as Esox niger (chain pickerel) and E. americanus americanus (redfin pickerel), of eastern North America.
2. the walleye or pikeperch, Stizostedion vitreum.
3. Brit.a young pike.
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