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pikeperch

[pahyk-purch] /ˈpaɪkˌpɜrtʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) pikeperch (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) pikeperches.
1.
any of several pikelike fishes of the perch family, especially the walleye, Stizostedion vitreum.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; pike1 + perch2
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British Dictionary definitions for pikeperch

pikeperch

/ˈpaɪkˌpɜːtʃ/
noun (pl) -perch, -perches
1.
any of various pikelike freshwater teleost fishes of the genera Stizostedion (or Lucioperca), such as S. lucioperca of Europe: family Percidae (perches)
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Encyclopedia Article for pikeperch

pike perch

any of several freshwater food and game fishes of the family Percidae (order Perciformes), found in Europe and North America. Although more elongated and slender than perches, pike perches have the two dorsal fins characteristic of the family. They are, like perches, carnivorous, and as adults they feed largely on other fishes

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