cusk definition by Webster's New World
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cusk definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. cusk cusk or cusks
- A food fish (Brosme brosme) of North Atlantic coastal waters that is related to the cod.
- See burbot.
Origin: 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.
Variant of cusk