Definition of zander in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈzandə/

noun (plural same)

A large predatory freshwater perch native to northern and central Europe, where it is a valuable food fish. It has been introduced into Britain and western Europe. Also called pikeperch.
  • Stizostedion lucioperca, family Percidae.
Example sentences
  • As the Cut Off was the first venue I fished for zander it will always have a special appeal, but sentimentality aside, it is well worth a visit.
  • Although the water may look well coloured and in turmoil, fish like the zander are able see the slightest movement and you will catch fish.
  • He is already drooling about a woman who prepares a zander - a variety of pike perch - in a red wine sauce.


Mid 19th century: from German Zander.

Words that rhyme with zander

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