cusk
noun (plural cusk or cusks) Etymology: probably alteration of tusk, a kind of codfish Date: 1616 1. a large edible North Atlantic fish (Brosme brosme) of the cod family 2. burbot

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Synonyms:
, (Brosmius vulgaris)


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  • Cusk — may refer to: The cusk, Brosme brosme, a North Atlantic food fish of the family Lotidae The burbot, Lota lota, a related fish also sometimes referred to as cusk Cusk eels, eel like fishes of the family Ophidiidae USS Cusk (SS 348), a US Navy… …   Wikipedia

  • Cusk — (k[u^]sk), n. (Zo[ o]l.) A large, edible, marine fish ({Brosmius brosme}), allied to the cod, common on the northern coasts of Europe and America; called also {tusk} and {torsk}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cusk — [kusk] n. pl. cusk or cusks [Brit local name < ?] 1. a large, edible gadoid fish (Brosme brosme) found in the N Atlantic ☆ 2. BURBOT …   English World dictionary

  • cusk — /kusk/, n., pl. cusks, (esp. collectively) cusk. 1. an edible marine fish, Brosme brosme, of North Atlantic coastal waters. 2. the burbot. [1610 20, Amer.; prob. var. of tusk kind of fish < Scand; cf. Norw tosk, var. of TORSK, c. ON thorskr… …   Universalium

  • cusk — [[t]kʌsk[/t]] n. pl. cusks, (esp. collectively)cusk. ich an edible North American codlike fish Brosme brosme[/ex] • Etymology: 1610–20, amer.; prob. var. of tusk kind of fish < Scand; cf. Norw to(r)sk, c. ON thorskr codfish …   From formal English to slang

  • cusk — paprastoji brosmė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Brosme brosme angl. cusk; torsk; tusk rus. обыкновенный менёк ryšiai: platesnis terminas – paprastosios brosmės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • cusk — noun A marine cod like fish in the ling family Lotidae, Brosme brosme. Syn: brismak, brosmius, moonfish, torsk, tusk …   Wiktionary

  • cusk — large Atlantic fish like the cod Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • cusk — [kʌsk] noun another term for torsk. Origin C17: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • cusk — n. Torsk, tusk (Brosmius vulgaris) …   New dictionary of synonyms

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