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n. pl. cusk or cusks
1. A food fish (Brosme brosme) of North Atlantic coastal waters that is related to the cod. Also called torsk, tusk2.
2. See burbot.
[Probably alteration of tusk.]
n, pl cusks or cusk
(Animals) US and Canadian a gadoid food fish, Brosmius brosme, of northern coastal waters, having a single long dorsal fin. Also called torsk
[C17: probably alteration of tusk of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse thorskr codfish]
n., pl. cusks, (esp. collectively) cusk.
an edible North American codlike fish, Brosme brosme.
[1610–20, Amer.; probably variant of tusk kind of fish < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian to(r)sk, c. Old Norse thorskr codfish]
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|Noun||1.||cusk - the lean flesh of a cod-like fish of North Atlantic waters|
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
|2.||cusk - large edible marine fish of northern coastal waters; related to cod|
cusk - the lean flesh of a cod-like fish of North Atlantic waters
|3.||cusk - elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth|