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or mus·ke·lunge  (mŭs′kə-lŭnj′)
n. pl. muskellunge or mus·kel·lung·es or muskelunge or mus·ke·lung·es
A large freshwater fish (Esox masquinongy) of the northern United States and southern Canada that is closely related to the northern pike and is valued as a game fish.

[Canadian French maskinongé, from Ojibwa maashkinoozhe.]
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(ˈmʌskəˌlʌndʒ) ,






n, pl -lunges, -longes, -nonges, -lunge, -longe or -nonge
(Animals) a large North American freshwater game fish, Esox masquinongy: family Esocidae (pikes, etc). Often (informal) shortened to: musky or muskie
[C18: maskinunga, of Algonquian origin; compare Ojibwa mashkinonge big pike]
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(ˈmʌs kəˌlʌndʒ)

n., pl. -lung•es, (esp. collectively) -lunge.
a large pike, Esox masquinongy, of the Great Lakes and Mississippi drainage.
[1780–90, Amer.; < Canadian French maskinongé < Ojibwa ma·skino·še·, ma·škino·še·]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.muskellunge - flesh of very large North American pikemuskellunge - flesh of very large North American pike; a game fish
Esox masquinongy, muskellunge - large (60 to 80 pounds) sport fish of North America
pike - highly valued northern freshwater fish with lean flesh
2.muskellunge - large (60 to 80 pounds) sport fish of North Americamuskellunge - large (60 to 80 pounds) sport fish of North America
pike - any of several elongate long-snouted freshwater game and food fishes widely distributed in cooler parts of the northern hemisphere
muskellunge - flesh of very large North American pike; a game fish
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