noun Date: 1704 any of a family (Batrachoididae) of chiefly marine bony fishes having a broad flat head, a wide mouth, and usually scaleless slimy skin and producing sounds (as grunts) by means of a swim bladder

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  • toadfish — [tōd′fish΄] n. pl. toadfish or toadfishes (see FISH) any of an order (Batrachoidiformes) of scaleless bony fishes with a broad, froglike head, found in shallows off the Atlantic coast of North America …   English World dictionary

  • Toadfish — Toad fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any marine fish of the genus {Batrachus}, having a large, thick head and a wide mouth, and bearing some resemblance to a toad. The American species ({Batrachus tau}) is very common in shallow water. Called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Toadfish — This article is about the fish; for the fictional television character, see Toadfish Rebecchi. Taxobox name = Toadfishes regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Batrachoidiformes familia = Batrachoididae subdivision… …   Wikipedia

  • toadfish — /tohd fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) toadfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) toadfishes. 1. any of several thick headed, wide mouthed fishes of the family Batrachoididae, as Opsanus tau (oyster toadfish), ranging along the …   Universalium

  • 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

  • toadfish — /ˈtoʊdfɪʃ / (say tohdfish) noun (plural toadfish or toadfishes) 1. in Australia, the toado. 2. → frogfish (def. 1). Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at fish1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • toadfish — paprastoji erelinė raja statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Myliobatis aquila angl. common eagle ray; mill ray; sea eagle; toadfish; whip ray rus. обыкновенный морской орёл; обыкновенный скат орляк ryšiai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • toadfish — amerikinis builis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Myoxocephalus octodecimspinosus angl. gray sculpin; hackle head; longhorn sculpin; long spined sculpin; toadfish rus. американский керчак; длинношипый …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • toadfish — noun Any of the ray finned fishes of family Batrachoididae, benthic ambush predators …   Wiktionary

  • toadfish — n. fish with large thick head and wide mouth which inhabits warm seas and feeds at the bottom of the sea (resembles a toad) …   English contemporary dictionary

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