wolffish
noun Date: 1569 any of several large marine bony fishes (genus Anarhichas of the family Anarhicadidae) of cold northern waters having strong canine teeth in the front of the jaws and molar teeth on the sides and that feed chiefly on shellfish, starfish, and sea urchins

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  • wolffish — [woolf′fish΄] n. pl. wolffish or wolffishes (see FISH) any of a family (Anarhichadidae) of long, marine, carnivorous percoid fishes having large, protruding canine teeth …   English World dictionary

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  • wolffish — noun /ˈwʊlffɪʃ/ An edible fish of the family Anarhichadidae …   Wiktionary

  • wolffish — n. type of edible fish with large sharp teeth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wolffish — noun 1. large ferocious northern deep sea food fishes with strong teeth and no pelvic fins • Syn: ↑wolf fish, ↑catfish • Hypernyms: ↑blennioid fish, ↑blennioid • Member Holonyms: ↑Anarhichas, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Atlantic wolffish — paprastoji vilkžuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Anarchichas lupus angl. Atlantic catfish; Atlantic wolffish; blue cat; common wolffish rus. oбыкновенная полосатая зубатка; морской волк ryšiai:… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • common wolffish — paprastoji vilkžuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Anarchichas lupus angl. Atlantic catfish; Atlantic wolffish; blue cat; common wolffish rus. oбыкновенная полосатая зубатка; морской волк ryšiai:… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

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