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n. pl. monkfish or monk·fish·es
[Perhaps from the cowled appearance of its head.]
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
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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|Noun||1.||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 prey|
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 do|
shark - any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales