Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The angel-fish, Squatina angelus.
  • noun The angler, Lophius piscatorius.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The angel fish (Squatina).
  • noun The angler (Lophius), esp. the goosefishes Lophius Americanus in America and Lophius piscatorius in Europe, used for food.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any large bottom-dwelling anglerfish of the genus Lophius, such as Lophius piscatorius, of the Atlantic, having a large head and mouth.
  • noun Angel sharks of the genus Squatina.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
  • noun sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way sharks do
  • noun flesh of a large-headed anglerfish of the Atlantic waters of North America

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps from the cowled appearance of its head.]

Examples

  • Let me remind you all that monkfish is not only a North Atlantic fish but is also found in the Mediterranean in seasonally warm waters off of Corsica, Spain and France.

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  • Let me remind you all that monkfish is not only a North Atlantic fish but is also found in the Mediterranean in seasonally warm waters off of Corsica, Spain and France.

    Cuisine From The Costa Blanca

  • Let me remind you all that monkfish is not only a North Atlantic fish but is also found in the Mediterranean in seasonally warm waters off of Corsica, Spain and France.

    Cuisine From The Costa Blanca

  • Let me remind you all that monkfish is not only a North Atlantic fish but is also found in the Mediterranean in seasonally warm waters off of Corsica, Spain and France.

    Cuisine From The Costa Blanca

  • Let me remind you all that monkfish is not only a North Atlantic fish but is also found in the Mediterranean in seasonally warm waters off of Corsica, Spain and France.

    Cuisine From The Costa Blanca

  • Let me remind you all that monkfish is not only a North Atlantic fish but is also found in the Mediterranean in seasonally warm waters off of Corsica, Spain and France.

    Cuisine From The Costa Blanca

  • Let me remind you all that monkfish is not only a North Atlantic fish but is also found in the Mediterranean in seasonally warm waters off of Corsica, Spain and France.

    Cuisine From The Costa Blanca

  • Let me remind you all that monkfish is not only a North Atlantic fish but is also found in the Mediterranean in seasonally warm waters off of Corsica, Spain and France.

    Cuisine From The Costa Blanca

  • Let me remind you all that monkfish is not only a North Atlantic fish but is also found in the Mediterranean in seasonally warm waters off of Corsica, Spain and France.

    Cuisine From The Costa Blanca

  • Let me remind you all that monkfish is not only a North Atlantic fish but is also found in the Mediterranean in seasonally warm waters off of Corsica, Spain and France.

    Cuisine From The Costa Blanca

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