Definition of Monkfish

1. Noun. Flesh of a large-headed anglerfish of the Atlantic waters of North America.




2. Noun. Fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey.
Exact synonyms: Allmouth, Angler, Angler Fish, Anglerfish, Goosefish, Lophius Americanus, Lotte
Group relationships: Family Lophiidae, Lophiidae
Generic synonyms: Acanthopterygian, Spiny-finned Fish
Derivative terms: Angle

3. Noun. Sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way sharks do.
Exact synonyms: Angel Shark, Angelfish, Squatina Squatina
Generic synonyms: Shark
Group relationships: Genus Squatina, Squatina

Definition of Monkfish

1. n. The angel fish (Squatina).

Definition of Monkfish

1. Noun. Any large bottom-dwelling anglerfish of the genus ''Lophius'', such as ''Lophius piscatorius'', of the Atlantic, having a large head and mouth. ¹

2. Noun. Angel sharks of the genus ''Squatina''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Monkfish

1. a marine fish [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Monkfish

1. The angel fish (Squatina). The angler (Lophius). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Monkfish

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1. A History of the Fishes of the British Islands by Jonathan Couch (1868)
"monkfish. ANGEL-FISH. LEWIS. SHARK RAY. KINGSTON. MONGREL SKATE. PUPPY-FISH. The pectoral fins have been supposed to resemble wings, from which it has ..."

2. Sea Fishing by John Bickerdyke, William Senior, Alfred Harmsworth Northcliffe, Henry William Gore Booth (1895)
"I imagine, however, that the Angler—whom I will rather call monkfish to avoid confusion—does not get a very satisfying meal by the both natural and artful ..."

3. Fishery Management: Problems Remain With National Marine Fisheries by Jill Berman (2000)
"For example, the management plan for monkfish in the New England area concluded that the species was declining and called for a significant reduction in the ..."

4. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Apes monkfish. See Goosefish Monologues Calling on the doctor. MI Fisk. il Harper 132:479-83 F '16 Shopping. MI Fisk. il Harper 133:793-7 О '16 Monopolies ..."

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