American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large food and game fish (Esox masquinongy), the largest member of the pike family, found in lakes and rivers of the northern United States and southern Canada.
- n. A large freshwater gamefish of the pike family, native to the lakes and rivers of eastern and middle western North America; Esox masquinongy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) 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.
- n. large (60 to 80 pounds) sport fish of North America
- n. flesh of very large North American pike; a game fish
- From French masque allongé ("long mask"), a corruption of Ojibwe maashkinoozhe ("ugly pike"). (Wiktionary)
- Canadian French maskinongé, from Ojibwa maashkinoozhe. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“One thing I had a problem with was your calling your neighbor states muskellunge record a fake.”
“That has never been satisfactorily proven and NY State still lists the Lawton muskellunge as their state record.”
“How about the naturally occurring tiger-musky, half muskellunge and half northern pike?”
“It was, and is, our state's record for a Tiger muskie, a hybrid cross between a muskellunge and a northern pike.”
“A "top" predator is one like a wolf, lion, or muskellunge, not normally preyed upon by anything else while alive and therefore enjoying a uniquely favored form of security.”
Analog Science Fiction and Fact
“Once a twenty pound muskellunge had been caught, and bass were plentiful.”
“Special emphasis is laid on outfitting for fly fishing, but full instruction is also given to the man who wants to catch pickerel, pike, muskellunge, lake-trout, bass and other fresh-water game fishes.”
“The fish were in splendid condition, and they included wall-eyed pike, pickerel, muskellunge, bass of all varieties, and great northern pike that experts said were larger than had ever before been sent anywhere for exhibition purposes.”
“Colonel discoursed learnedly on the superior sport of muskellunge - fishing, which prompted Bryce to enter into a description of going after swordfish among the islands of the Santa Barbara channel.”
“Vainly he hopes for the muskellunge who has just gone somewhere else, but, by the same token, the sure-enough angler is ready to go out next morning, rain or shine, at sunrise.”
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