noun (plural muskellunge) Etymology: alteration of Canadian French maskinongé, from Ojibwa ma•skino•še• Date: 1777 a large North American pike (Esox masquinongy) that has dark markings, may weigh over 60 pounds (27 kilograms), and is a valuable sport fish

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  • Muskellunge — Conservation status Least Concern ( …   Wikipedia

  • Muskellunge — (Esox masquinongy) Systematik Kohorte: Euteleosteomorpha Unterkohorte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • muskellunge — ☆ muskellunge [mus′kēmus′kə lunj΄ ] n. pl. muskellunge [Ojibwa maaskinoozhe < maazh , similar to + ginoozhe, northern pike] a very large pike (Esox masquinongy) of the Great Lakes and upper Mississippi drainages, valued as a game and food fish …   English World dictionary

  • Muskellunge — Mus kel*lunge, n. [From the Amer. Indian name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large American pike ({Esox masquinongy} formerly {Esox nobilior}) found in the Great Lakes, and other Northern lakes, and in the St. Lawrence River. It is valued as a food fish.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muskellunge — (n.) large North American pike, 1789, from Algonquian (Ojibwa) maashkinoozhe; the second element kinoozhe pike; the first either mac great, maazh similar to, or maazh ugly. Altered by French folk etymology as masque allongé long mask. Called… …   Etymology dictionary

  • muskellunge — /mus keuh lunj /, n., pl. muskellunges, (esp. collectively) muskellunge. a large game fish, Esox masquinongy, of the pike family, found in the lakes and rivers of eastern and middle western North America. Also, maskalonge, maskinonge, muskallonge …   Universalium

  • muskellunge — amerikinė didžioji lydeka statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Esox masquinongy angl. maskinonge; muskellunge rus. щука маскинонг ryšiai: platesnis terminas – lydekos …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • muskellunge — noun A large freshwater gamefish of the pike family, native to the lakes and rivers of eastern and middle western North America. Syn: muskie, maskinonge …   Wiktionary

  • Muskellunge — Muskel|lunge,   Esox masquinọngy, größte Art der Hechte in Nordamerika (u. a. im Mississippigebiet), bis 2 m lang, bis 50 kg schwer; die Bestände sind gefährdet …   Universal-Lexikon

  • muskellunge — mæskɪ lÉ‘ndÊ’ / lÉ’n n. large pike fish native to the Great Lakes of North America and surrounding rivers …   English contemporary dictionary

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