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n. pl. anglerfish or an·gler·fish·es
Any of various marine fishes of the order Lophiiformes, having a long dorsal fin ray that is suspended over the mouth and serves as a lure to attract prey.
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(ˈæŋ glər)

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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anglerfish - fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring preyanglerfish - 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
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