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- n. An edible fish, Brosme brosme, also called cusk.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The cusk. See cusk.
- n. The codfish. Called also tusk.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gadoid fish, Brosmius brosme, belonging to the subfamily Brosmiinæ of the cod family.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large edible marine fish of northern coastal waters; related to cod
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They dined off ansjos -- marinated sprats, torsk -- cod, served with boiled potatoes and red cabbage, beautifully cooked with apples and spices, and flotte vaffels, served with cloud berries
We completed our supply of water, and obtained a small quantity of venison, with abundance of good fish (principally torsk and cod), and some milk.
Waterfowl were in considerable abundance: but torsk and holibut were almost the only kinds of fish that were caught.
The only fish we got were some torsk and halibut, which were chiefly brought by the natives to sell; and we caught a few sculpins about the ship, with some purplish star-fish, that had seventeen or eighteen rays.
I recently spoke to Torskeklubben, the Norwegian Luncheon Club in Minneapolis, which has been meeting monthly, eating torsk and boiled potatoes, drinking aquavit and listening to a guest speak, since November 1933.
Call me for details, I don't want to jack the thread and get called names anymore than I already have. torsk, torsk
So torsk is cusk in Canada and the UK, but it can mean cod in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.
But for some reason I thought torsk was norweigian for cod.
Swedes have a word for a man who visits prostitutes - torsk.
Ditt usla gam, din slemmige torsk, förnicklade, pappskalle skum.