muskellunge

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muskellunge (Esox masquinongy)
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From French masque allongé (long mask), a corruption of Ojibwe maashkinoozhe (ugly pike). Not related to German Muskel (muscle), Lunge (lung).

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muskellunge (plural muskellunge)

  1. A large freshwater gamefish of the pike family, native to the lakes and rivers of eastern and middle western North America; Esox masquinongy.

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