pike perch


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pike perch any of several pike-like fishes of the perch family
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pike perch (Zoöl) any fresh-water fish of the genus Stizostedionformerly Lucioperca). See Wall-eye, and Sauger.
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In literature:

We have delicious salmon, pike, trout, perch, par, &c. at the door, for the taking.
"The Expedition of Humphry Clinker" by Tobias Smollett
Villa Nova, you know, is perched on the top of quite a sizable hill, with a private road windin' up from the Pike.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
Carp is the chief stock; but tench and perch, eels and pike are raised.
"Highways & Byways in Sussex" by E.V. Lucas
We gave Canada six million pike perch fry.
"The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Brook-trout, bass, pike, pickerel, and perch, are caught at the entrance of the river.
"Old Mackinaw" by W. P. Strickland
For coarse fish like perch and pike, a bait was permissible.
"Days Off" by Henry Van Dyke
A better one is the perch-pike or zander.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
In Aubrey's time it was "well known for its carps to the London fishmongers," and to-day it holds pike, perch and tench.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
Perch, pike, and eel are all eaten where nothing better is to be had; but the standing fish-course of inland Germany is trout.
"Home Life in Germany" by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
Oh, without more ado, turned himself into a pike and pursued the perch.
"Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales" by Anonymous

In poetry:

Pike and perch from the Suncook taken,
Nuts from the trees of the Black Hills shaken,
Cranberries picked in the Squamscot bog,
And grapes from the vines of Piscataquog:
"The Bridal of Pennacook" by John Greenleaf Whittier
There the old smoked in silence their pipes, and the young
To the pike and the white-perch their baited lines flung;
There the boy shaped his arrows, and there the shy maid
Wove her many-hued baskets and bright wampum braid.
"The Bridal of Pennacook" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Other game fish species targeted with test nets include yellow perch and northern pike.
Really, any white-fleshed fish–walleye, perch, pike, crappie–will do, the fresher the better.
Muskegon Lake giving up pike, perch.
According to the Devils Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau, the lake has its highest numbers for perch, pike and walleye in the past decade.
The 115-acre lake at Independence Grove Forest Preserve , one of 16 fishing locations in the district, is stocked with musky, northern pike, black crappie, largemouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, bluegill and yellow perch.