muskellunge

noun
mus·​kel·​lunge | \ ˈmə-skə-ˌlənj How to pronounce muskellunge (audio) \
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

Examples of muskellunge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By the late 20th century catch-and-release was firmly embedded in the ethics of modern sport fishing, especially but not limited to those pursuing bass, muskellunge and trout. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 Apr. 2022 Nolan Sprengeler caught a 55-pound muskellunge on Nov. 22 during a fishing trip to Millie Lacs Lake, according to a press release from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Michael Hollan, Fox News, 29 Dec. 2021 Nolan Sprengeler caught a 55-pound muskellunge on Nov. 22 during a fishing trip to Millie Lacs Lake, according to a press release from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Michael Hollan, Fox News, 29 Dec. 2021 Nolan Sprengeler caught a 55-pound muskellunge on Nov. 22 during a fishing trip to Millie Lacs Lake, according to a press release from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Michael Hollan, Fox News, 29 Dec. 2021 Nolan Sprengeler caught a 55-pound muskellunge on Nov. 22 during a fishing trip to Millie Lacs Lake, according to a press release from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Michael Hollan, Fox News, 29 Dec. 2021 Nolan Sprengeler caught a 55-pound muskellunge on Nov. 22 during a fishing trip to Millie Lacs Lake, according to a press release from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Michael Hollan, Fox News, 29 Dec. 2021 Nolan Sprengeler caught a 55-pound muskellunge on Nov. 22 during a fishing trip to Millie Lacs Lake, according to a press release from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Michael Hollan, Fox News, 29 Dec. 2021 Nolan Sprengeler caught a 55-pound muskellunge on Nov. 22 during a fishing trip to Millie Lacs Lake, according to a press release from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Michael Hollan, Fox News, 29 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of muskellunge

1777, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for muskellunge

alteration of Canadian French maskinongé, from Ojibwa ma·skino·še·

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Last Updated

9 May 2022

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“Muskellunge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muskellunge. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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