- a cod.
- cusk(def 1).
Origin of torsk
1700–10; < Norwegian; Old Norse thorskr, akin to thurr dry. See thirst
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Examples from the Web for torsk
Waterfowl were in considerable abundance: but torsk and holibut were almost the only kinds of fish that were caught.Travels in North America, From Modern Writers
A name among the Shetlanders for the excellent fish called tusk or torsk, the best of the cod kind (Brosmius vulgaris).The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
- a gadoid food fish, Brosmius brosme, of northern coastal waters, having a single long dorsal finUsual US and Canadian name: cusk
C17: of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse thorskr codfish, Danish torsk
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