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[Danish, Norwegian and Swedish torsk, cod, all from Old Norse thorskr; see ters- in Indo-European roots.]
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n, pl torsks or torsk
(Animals) a gadoid food fish, Brosmius brosme, of northern coastal waters, having a single long dorsal fin. Usual US and Canadian name: cusk
[C17: of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse thorskr codfish, Danish torsk]
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|Noun||1.||torsk - large edible marine fish of northern coastal waters; related to cod|
cusk - the lean flesh of a cod-like fish of North Atlantic waters
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