Definition of Angler fish

1. Noun. Fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey.

Exact synonyms: Allmouth, Angler, Anglerfish, Goosefish, Lophius Americanus, Lotte, Monkfish
Group relationships: Family Lophiidae, Lophiidae
Generic synonyms: Acanthopterygian, Spiny-finned Fish
Terms within: Monkfish
Derivative terms: Angle



Definition of Angler fish

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of anglerfish) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Angler Fish

angle of view
angle quote
angleberries
angleberry
anglecized
angled
angled loofah
angledozer
angledozers
angleless
anglemeter
anglemeters
anglepod
anglepods
angler
angler fish (current term)
angler fishes
anglerfish
anglerfishes
anglers
angles
angles of attack
angles of incidence
angles of reflection
angles of refraction
anglesite
anglesites
anglewing
anglewise
anglewitch

Literary usage of Angler fish

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1. Fishes of Australia: A Popular and Systematic Guide to the Study of the by David George Stead (1906)
"The food of the Striped Angler-Fish consists principally of active little Shrimps and Prawns—though small fishes are also occasionally taken. ..."

2. The Health Exhibition Literature (1884)
"The Angler-fish is to be found round our coast in rather small quantities. It has very little power of locomotion, and therefore adopts other methods by ..."

3. The Romance of the Animal World: Interesting Descriptions of the Strange by Edmund Selous (1905)
"... CHAPTER XI AQUATIC ARCHERY THE ANGLER-FISH AND [THE CUTTLEFISH INSECT ARTILLERY EELS THAT GIVE ELECTRIC SHOCKS. IN the ant-lion that we have just been ..."

4. Nature's teachings: human invention anticipated by nature by John George Wood (1877)
"The Angler-fish.—" Playing " a Fish.—The Nemertea and its Mode of Feeding.—Mr. Kingsley's Account of it.—Power of Elongation and Contraction. ..."

5. Lectures on the Darwinian Theory by Arthur Milnes Marshall (1894)
"ALLURING RESEMBLANCES. These attract or entice the approach of prey. Lophius piscatorius, the angler-fish, which conceals itself in the mud at the bottom of ..."

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