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muskellunge

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noun mus·kel·lunge \ˈməs-kə-ˌlənj\

Definition of muskellunge

plural muskellunge

  1. :  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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