allmouth
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]


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  • Allmouth — All mouth , n. (Zo[ o]l.) The angler. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allmouth — /awl mowth /, n., pl. allmouths / mowdhz , mowths /. angler (def. 3). [ALL + MOUTH; i.e., big mouth] * * * …   Universalium

  • allmouth — noun fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey • Syn: ↑goosefish, ↑angler, ↑anglerfish, ↑angler fish, ↑monkfish, ↑lotte, ↑Lophius Americanus • Derivationally related form …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fishing frog — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frogfish — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goosefish — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lophius piscatorius — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toadfish — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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