Definition of muskellunge in English:


Line breaks: mus¦kel|lunge
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌskəˌlʌn(d)ʒ


  • A large pike that occurs only in the Great Lakes region of North America. Also called maskinonge.
    • Esox masquinongy, family Esocidae
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    • Predatory fish in the ecozone include the lake sturgeon, brook trout, lake trout, northern pike, muskellunge, largemouth bass, sauger, and walleye.
    • A tiger muskie is a hybrid between a muskellunge and a northern pike.
    • Their close relative, the muskellunge, have scales covering only the upper half of their cheek and gill covers.


late 18th century: based on Ojibwa, 'great fish'.

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