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[goos-fish] /ˈgusˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) goosefish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) goosefishes.
angler (def 3).
Origin of goosefish
An Americanism dating back to 1800-10; goose + fish Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The name devil-fish is also given to the Octopus and to the goosefish or Angler.

    Fast Nine Alan Douglas
  • They sometimes call it a goosefish, because it attacks wild geese, but the right name is fishing-frog or angler.

    The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries Francis Rolt-Wheeler
British Dictionary definitions for goosefish


noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
(US) another name for monkfish (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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