American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A marine fish of the order Lophiiformes or Pediculati, having a long dorsal fin ray that is suspended over the mouth and that serves as a lure to attract prey.
- n. Any fish of the bony fish order Lophiiformes. These fish use an outgrowth that can be wiggled so as to resemble a prey animal to lure and catch their prey.
- n. fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
“Name an ingredient, from anglerfish to zucchini, and it probably begins with a seed.”
“Players bought a translucent anglerfish at six times the rate of other sea creatures, using an imaginary currency people get by playing the game.”
“Eventually the male becomes nothing but a lump on the female's side – an unconscious bulge where once swam an individual": the Blackdevil anglerfish.”
“For a male anglerfish, an increasing reliance on the female results in his organs becoming unnecessary, and he begins to disintegrate.”
“When the male anglerfish reaches maturity his digestive system shuts down, rendering him unable to feed.”
“Identities merge, dependency builds, and before you realise it, an anglerfish you've become.”
“Just like the anglerfish, in finding our missing piece, some of us lose a piece we already had.”
“Anyway, the book not only contains full page pictures of the cardboard cut-outs and foam-rubber sculptures that are uniquely Green Porno, and educational and entertaining phrases such as If I were a male anglerfish I would look sooooo different than the female.”
“Like other frogfish — a subset of anglerfish — H. psychedelica has leglike fins on both sides of its body.”
“The male anglerfish has no independent existence, but lives parasitically attached to the female.”
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lots and lots of fish, a piscatorial
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animals of interest
Looking for tweets for anglerfish.