blue pike

noun
a variety of the walleye, Strizostedion vitreum glaucum, inhabiting the Great Lakes.
Also called blue pickerel, blue pikeperch, blue walleye.


Origin:
1835–45

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Example sentences
Although similar to walleye, blue pike could be distinguished by the lack of
  yellow skin pigment and larger eyes.
The decline of the lake whitefish coincided with the decline of the walleye,
  blue pike, and lake herring.
Locally known as yellow pike, its name had served to distinguish them from the
  now extinct blue pike.
Blue pike have disappeared, and walleyes, whitefish and herring are scarce.
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