monkfish definition

  • noun:
    • See goosefish.
    • Any huge bottom-dwelling anglerfish of the genus Lophius, such Lophius piscatorius, regarding the Atlantic, having a large mind and mouth.
    • Angel sharks associated with the genus Squatina.
    • The angel fish (Squatina).
    • The angler (Lophius), esp. the goosefishes Lophius Americanus in America and Lophius piscatorius in European countries, useful for food.
    • The angel-fish, Squatina angelus.
    • The angler, Lophius piscatorius.
    • fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament affixed for luring victim
    • sharks with broad flat figures and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way in which sharks do
    • skin of a large-headed anglerfish of the Atlantic oceans of the united states

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