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 for pickerel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sauger \Sau"ger\, n. (Zool.)
     An American fresh-water food fish ({Stizostedion Canadense);
     -- called also gray pike, blue pike, hornfish, land
     pike, sand pike, pickering, and pickerel.
     [1913 Webster] Saugh

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pike \Pike\, n. [F. pique; perhaps of Celtic origin; cf. W. pig
     a prick, a point, beak, Arm. pik pick. But cf. also L. picus
     woodpecker (see Pie magpie), and E. spike. Cf. Pick, n. &
     v., Peak, Pique.]
     1. (Mil.) A foot soldier's weapon, consisting of a long
        wooden shaft or staff, with a pointed steel head. It is
        now superseded by the bayonet.
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     2. A pointed head or spike; esp., one in the center of a
        shield or target. --Beau. & Fl.
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     3. A hayfork. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Tusser.
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     4. A pick. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright. Raymond.
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     5. A pointed or peaked hill. [R.]
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     6. A large haycock. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
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     7. A turnpike; a toll bar. --Dickens.
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     8. (Zool.) sing. & pl. A large fresh-water fish ({Esox
        lucius), found in Europe and America, highly valued as a
        food fish; -- called also pickerel, gedd, luce, and
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     Note: Blue pike, grass pike, green pike, wall-eyed pike, and
           yellow pike, are names, not of true pike, but of the
           wall-eye. See Wall-eye.
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     Gar pike. See under Gar.
     Pike perch (Zool.), any fresh-water fish of the genus
        Stizostedion (formerly Lucioperca). See Wall-eye,
        and Sauger.
     Pike pole, a long pole with a pike in one end, used in
        directing floating logs.
     Pike whale (Zool.), a finback whale of the North Atlantic
        ({Bal[ae]noptera rostrata), having an elongated snout; --
        called also piked whale.
     Sand pike (Zool.), the lizard fish.
     Sea pike (Zool.), the garfish
        (a) .
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pickerel \Pick"er*el\, n. [Dim. of Pike.] [Written also
     1. A young or small pike. [Obs.]
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              Bet [better] is, quoth he, a pike than a pickerel.
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     2. (Zool.)
        (a) Any one of several species of freshwater fishes of the
            genus Esox, esp. the smaller species.
        (b) The glasseye, or wall-eyed pike. See Wall-eye.
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     Note: The federation, or chain, pickerel ({Esox reticulatus)
           and the brook pickerel ({Esox Americanus) are the most
           common American species. They are used for food, and
           are noted for their voracity. About the Great Lakes the
           pike is called pickerel.
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     Pickerel weed (Bot.), a blue-flowered aquatic plant
        ({Pontederia cordata) having large arrow-shaped leaves.
        So called because common in slow-moving waters where
        pickerel are often found.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: flesh of young or small pike
      2: any of several North American species of small pike

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