a very large pike (Esox masquinongy) of the Great Lakes and upper Mississippi drainages, valued as a game and food fish
also called mus′kie
Origin of muskellungeOjibwa maaskinoozhe ; from maazh-, similar to + ginoozhe, northern pike
nounpl. 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.
Origin of muskellungeCanadian French maskinongé, from Ojibwa maashkinoozhe.