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Any of several northern marine fishes of the family Anarhichadidae, having a long tapering body and a large head with powerful teeth used to feed on mollusks.
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any large northern deep-sea blennioid fish of the family Anarhichadidae, such as Anarhichas lupus. They have large sharp teeth and no pelvic fins and are used as food fishes. Also called: catfish
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|Noun||1.||wolffish - large ferocious northern deep-sea food fishes with strong teeth and no pelvic fins|
blennioid, blennioid fish - elongated mostly scaleless marine fishes with large pectoral fins and reduced pelvic fins
|2.||wolffish - large elongate scaleless oceanic fishes with sharp teeth and a long dorsal fin that resembles a sail|