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monk·fish

 (mŭngk′fĭsh′)
n. pl. monkfish or monk·fish·es

[Perhaps from the cowled appearance of its head.]

monkfish

(ˈmʌŋkˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
1. (Animals) Also called (US): goosefish any of various anglers of the genus Lophius
2. (Animals) another name for the angel shark

an•gler

(ˈæŋ glər)

n.
1. a person who fishes with a hook and line.
2. a person who tries to get something through scheming.
3. any of various large-mouthed marine fishes of the family Lophiidae, having a wormlike lure dangling from the head for attracting prey.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monkfish - flesh of a large-headed anglerfish of the Atlantic waters of North America
angler fish, anglerfish, goosefish, Lophius Americanus, lotte, allmouth, monkfish, angler - fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
2.monkfish - fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring preymonkfish - fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
family Lophiidae, Lophiidae - large-headed marine fishes comprising the anglers
acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
monkfish - flesh of a large-headed anglerfish of the Atlantic waters of North America
3.monkfish - sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way sharks domonkfish - sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way sharks do
shark - any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales
genus Squatina, Squatina - type genus of the Squatinidae: angel sharks
Translations

monkfish

[ˈmʌŋkfɪʃ] (monkfish or monkfishes (pl)) Nrape m, pejesapo m

monkfish

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