[ muhs-kuh-luhnj ]
/ ˈmʌs kəˌlʌndʒ /
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noun, plural mus·kel·lung·es, (especially collectively) mus·kel·lunge.
a large game fish, Esox masquinongy, of the pike family, found in the lakes and rivers of eastern and middle western North America.
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Origin of muskellunge
1780–90, Americanism; earlier muskinunge, masquenongez (French spelling), etc., <Canadian French maskinongé<Ojibwa ma·skino·ŝe·, ma·ŝkino·ŝe· (equivalent to Proto-Algonquian *mya·ŝi similar to, kind of + *kenweŝye·wa northern pike)
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British Dictionary definitions for muskellunge
maskalonge (ˈmæskəˌlɒndʒ) or maskanonge (ˈmæskəˌnɒndʒ)
/ (ˈmʌskəˌlʌndʒ) /
noun plural -lunges, -longes, -nonges, -lunge, -longe or -nonge
a large North American freshwater game fish, Esox masquinongy: family Esocidae (pikes, etc)Often (informal) shortened to: musky, muskie
Word Origin for muskellunge
C18: maskinunga, of Algonquian origin; compare Ojibwa mashkinonge big pike
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