- an edible marine fish, Brosme brosme, of North Atlantic coastal waters.
- the burbot.
Origin of cusk
1610–20, Americanism; probably variant of tusk kind of fish < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian tosk, variant of torsk, cognate with Old Norse thorskr codfish
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Examples from the Web for cusk
For Cusk, it is “a jigsaw dismantled into a heap of broken-edged pieces.”
Cusk knows this, of course; she is of the cerebral breed that is used to thinking their way out of any situation.
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Cusk is a very smart, talented, harsh British writer, and these stories are about people whose lives are loosely connected.
Cusk is so sharply observant that it would probably be terrifying to meet her.
The best season on this ground for cod and cusk is from April to July.
Cusk are here most of the year, but the season for pollock is September.
Cod and cusk are taken in the spring, haddock in May and June.
This is said to be a good cod and cusk ground the year round.
Cusk and cod are taken on the shoal and hake from the muddy edges about it.
- US and Canadian a gadoid food fish, Brosmius brosme, of northern coastal waters, having a single long dorsal finaslo called torsk
C17: probably alteration of tusk of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse thorskr codfish