from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of pike, Esox nobilior, a fish of the family Esocidæ, the largest and finest of all pikes inhabiting the Great Lake region of North America and the Ohio valley.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Over the gunwale of the banca, in a sparkle of flying spray, silvery in the morning sun, the maskalonge gleamed.

    Darkness and Dawn

  • They lived for some days on the excellent flesh of the maskalonge, on clams from the beach -- enormous clams of delicious flavor -- on a new fruit with a pinkish meat, which grew abundantly in the thickets and somewhat resembled breadfruit; on wild asparagus-sprouts, and on the few squirrels that Stern was able to "pot" with his revolver from the shelter of the leafy little camping-place they had arranged near the river.

    Darkness and Dawn

  • In the bigger waters, maskalonge and, of course, any amount of pike and pickerel.

    The Man from Glengarry; a tale of the Ottawa

  • Then _this_, "and he pointed at the maskalonge," broiled on a pointed stick, with a handful of checkerberries for dessert, and I think you and I will be about ready to begin work in earnest! "

    Darkness and Dawn


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.