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blue pike

noun
1.
a variety of the walleye, Strizostedion vitreum glaucum, inhabiting the Great Lakes.
Also called blue pickerel, blue pikeperch, blue walleye.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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Examples for blue pike
  • 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.
  • The once abundant cisco, whitefish, and blue pike that prefer clean water have all but disappeared.
  • blue pike have disappeared and walleyes, white- fish, and herring are scarce.

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