from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
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- 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.
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- n. fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
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