northern pike

noun
a pike, Esox lucius, of North American and Eurasian waters, valued as a game fish.

Origin:
1855–60, Americanism

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Example sentences
Loved and hated, the northern pike has both detractors and fans.
Northern pike are top predators with long torpedo shaped bodies built for speed.
Stocking walleye, channel catfish, and northern pike have helped produce a
  better quality sunfish population.
The purpose of this project is to develop mechanical control methods for
  non-native aquatic species, specifically northern pike.
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