from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A food fish (Brosme brosme) of North Atlantic coastal waters that is related to the cod.
- n. See burbot.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A marine cod-like fish in the ling family Lotidae, Brosme brosme.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large, edible, marine fish (Brosmius brosme), allied to the cod, common on the northern coasts of Europe and America; -- called also tusk and torsk.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)