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muskellunge

noun mus·kel·lunge \ˈməs-kə-ˌlənj\
plural muskellunge

Definition of MUSKELLUNGE

:  a large North American pike (Esox masquinongy) that has dark markings, may weigh over 60 pounds (27 kilograms), and is a valuable sport fish

Origin of MUSKELLUNGE

alteration of Canadian French maskinongé, from Ojibwa ma·skino·še·
First Known Use: 1777

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