American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A food fish (Brosme brosme) of North Atlantic coastal waters that is related to the cod.
- n. See burbot.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A local name in Great Britain of the torsk, a fish of the genus Brosmius, and in the United States of the burbot, Lota maculosa.
- n. A marine cod-like fish in the ling family Lotidae, Brosme brosme.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A large, edible, marine fish (Brosmius brosme), allied to the cod, common on the northern coasts of Europe and America; -- called also
- n. large edible marine fish of northern coastal waters; related to cod
- n. elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth
- n. the lean flesh of a cod-like fish of North Atlantic waters
- Probably alteration of tusk, a kind of codfish, perhaps from dialectal Norwegian, variant of Norwegian torsk, tosk, from Old Norse thorskr; see ters- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“As is the case with most of the detached ridges in this gulf, the cusk is the most abundant of the fish present about the middle of March. continuing in good numbers through May.”
“Today cod and its closest family members—Atlantic pollock, cusk (which is sold as scrod), haddock, hake (also sold as whiting)—are far less plentiful and more likely to be eaten fresh.”
“There has been a recent increase in landings of less utilized species such as monkfish, cusk, white hake, and skate.”
“Using these localities we will investigate the effects of topography and currents on the distribution of the fauna, and the effects of varying organic input in two different biogeochemical settings....and last night they had their trawls and cameras over the side and it's worth clicking over see what they found and make the pudgy cusk eel's acquiaintance.”
“Apparently no large number of cusk or hake are taken here on the ridge, perhaps because the water is not deep enough for the former, except for the small fish, which are of little value to the fishermen; and the ground is not muddy enough for the latter species.”
“Cod and cusk are taken in the spring, haddock in May and June. and hake in summer.”
“Cod and cusk are found here in the spring and fall; haddock from October to January, inclusive.”
“This is not a hake ground, although there are a few cusk to be had here on the deeper parts and an occasional small halibut is taken in the kelp on the shoal in June and July.”
“Thus, if a given area appears as a larger ground than is shown upon other charts made for navigating purposes, often this is because we have included in it a cusk ground or”
“Cod and pollock are taken in the spring, summer, and fall; haddock are present in spring and fall; and cusk in 35 to 40 fathoms in spring and fall.”
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