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cusk

 (kŭsk)
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.]

cusk

(kʌsk)
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]

cusk

(kʌsk)

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cusk - the lean flesh of a cod-like fish of North Atlantic waterscusk - the lean flesh of a cod-like fish of North Atlantic waters
Brosme brosme, torsk, cusk - large edible marine fish of northern coastal waters; related to cod
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
2.cusk - large edible marine fish of northern coastal waterscusk - large edible marine fish of northern coastal waters; related to cod
gadoid, gadoid fish - a soft-finned fish of the family Gadidae
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 mouthcusk - elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth
codfish, cod - major food fish of Arctic and cold-temperate waters
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