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muskellunge (s) (noun), muskellunge (pl)
1. A large pike with dark patterns which is typical in North America and can weigh up to 27 kilos or 60 pounds. It is usually fished as a sport: "The thirteen year old boy was so proud to have caught a muskellunge, or muskie, as his very first fish!"
2. Etymology: from Canadian French maskinongé and from Ojibwa maskinose or maashkinoozhe.
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