monkfish
Angler An"gler, n. 1. One who angles. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A fish ({Lophius piscatorius}), of Europe and America, having a large, broad, and depressed head, with the mouth very large. Peculiar appendages on the head are said to be used to entice fishes within reach. Called also {fishing frog}, {frogfish}, {toadfish}, {goosefish}, {allmouth}, {monkfish}, etc. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
, , , (Squatina angelus)


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  • Monkfish — Monk fish, n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The angel fish ({Squatina}). (b) The angler ({Lophius}), esp. the goosefishes {Lophius Americanus} in America and {Lophius piscatorius} in Europe, used for food. [MW10] [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monkfish — ► NOUN 1) an anglerfish, especially when used as food. 2) an angel shark …   English terms dictionary

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  • monkfish — juodadryžis žvaigždininkas atsiskyrėlis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Kathetostoma nigrofasciatum angl. deepwater stargazer; monkfish rus. глубоководный звездочёт; чернополосая катетостома ryšiai:… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • monkfish — europinis jūrų velnias statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Lophius piscatorius angl. angler; fishing frog; frogfish; goosefish; monkfish; sea devil rus. европейский морской чёрт; европейский удильщик… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • monkfish — europinis plokščiakūnis ryklys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Squatina squatina angl. angel fish; angel ray; angel shark; monkfish rus. европейская скватина; европейский морской ангел ryšiai:… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • monkfish — noun Date: 1666 either of two goosefishes (Lophius americanus of America and L. piscatorius of Europe) used for food …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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