Definition of pickerel in English:

pickerel

noun

  • 1A small pike occurring in North America.

    • ‘‘Funny,’ I said, ‘I remember catching pickerel and perch, and at night listening to Uncle Joe's great ghost stories.’’
    • ‘Think of the superb species of fish that come from our coastal waters - salmon, cod, halibut, lobster and sole - added to the freshwater fish such as pickerel, shellfish and whitefish.’
    • ‘They are E. americanus americanus, commonly known as the redfin pickerel, and E. americanus vermiculatus, known better as the grass pickerel.’
    • ‘Other common fish inhabiting the pond were largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides, chain pickerel Esox niger, golden shiners Notemigonus crysoleucas, and fathead minnows Pimephales promelas.’
    • ‘The skate was wonderfully tender and moist, and the Manitoba pickerel was a real delight - it's very delicate, so pan-frying is the right method for cooking it.’
    1. 1.1North American
      another term for wall eye
    2. 1.2 A young pike.

Origin

Middle English: diminutive of pike.

Pronunciation:

pickerel

/ˈpɪk(ə)r(ə)l/