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monkfish

Definitions of monkfish
  1. noun
    flesh of a large-headed anglerfish of the Atlantic waters of North America
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    type of:
    saltwater fish
    flesh of fish from the sea used as food
  2. noun
    fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
    synonyms: Lophius Americanus, allmouth, angler, angler fish, anglerfish, goosefish, lotte
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    type of:
    acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish
    a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
  3. noun
    sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way sharks do
    synonyms: Squatina squatina, angel shark, angelfish
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    type of:
    shark
    any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales
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