from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several anglerfishes of the genus Lophius, such as L. americanus of North American Atlantic waters. Also called monkfish.
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- n. anglerfish
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See angler.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fishing-frog or angler, Lophius piscatorius.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
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.
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