Etymology
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muskellunge (n.)

"large North American pike," 1789, from Algonquian (Ojibwa) maashkinoozhe; the second element is kinoozhe "pike;" the first is either mac "great," maazh- "similar to," or maazh- "ugly." Altered by French folk etymology as masque allongé "long mask." Called muskie for short (1889).

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musky (n.)

American English, short for muskrat (1884) or muskellunge (1889). Also muskie.

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