Monkfish meaning

mŭngkfĭsh
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Any of certain species of angler, esp. when used as food.
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Any large bottom-dwelling anglerfish of the genus Lophius, such as Lophius piscatorius, of the Atlantic, having a large head and mouth.
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Angel sharks of the genus Squatina.
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Origin of monkfish

  • Perhaps from the cowled appearance of its head

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition