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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Definitions of muskellunge

muskellunge (n.)
flesh of very large North American pike; a game fish;
muskellunge (n.)
large (60 to 80 pounds) sport fish of North America;
Synonyms: Esox masquinongy
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