American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several anglerfishes of the genus Lophius, such as L. americanus of North American Atlantic waters. Also called monkfish.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fishing-frog or angler, Lophius piscatorius.
- n. anglerfish
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) See angler.
- n. fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
- goose + fish (Wiktionary)
“Monkfish, also called lotte, angler, allmouth, bellyfish, and goosefish, has a mild flavor and a texture similar to lobster.”
“It is the lake cusk or freshwater ling and could be utilized on our tables; but the wolffish, the rock blenny, the angler or goosefish, the skate, and twenty other kinds, are of great value as food.”
“They sometimes call it a goosefish, because it attacks wild geese, but the right name is fishing-frog or angler.”
“Neptune, his white teeth flashing when he laughed, a pitchfork in his hands with which to spear the goosefish as they turned up in the net, and throw them back into the sea.”
“And along the U.S. Atlantic Coast, fishermen used to toss back a toad-colored fish that looked like it was 30 percent mouth and 50 percent stomach: the goosefish.”
“5 The anglerfish or goosefish lives on the ocean floor and uses a fleshy dorsal to attract smaller fish, which it then eats in one gulp.”
“But for these creatures — slimeheads, goosefish, rock crabs, Patagonian toothfish, whore’s eggs — it was a curse.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘goosefish’.
lots and lots of fish, a piscatorial
Creatures that are described in terms of other animals. Usual rules apply: look at the entries and you'll get the hang of it :-) I could say 'no madeupicals' but, jeeperz, I'd have to put myself on...
List of fishes whose names contain the name of a bird, such as parrotfish, sea robin, or snipe eel.
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(Here's a cute little related list called Fishful Thinking...)
"It was then that Delirium noticed that she had absent-mindedly transformed into a hundred and eleven perfect, tiny multicolored fish."
Assortment of fishy or somehow entertaining fish...
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