frogfish

[ frog-fish, frawg- ]
/ ˈfrɒgˌfɪʃ, ˈfrɔg- /

noun, plural (especially collectively) frog·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) frog·fish·es.

any tropical marine fish of the family Antennariidae, having a wide, froglike mouth and broad, limblike pectoral fins.

Nearby words

  1. frog's-bit,
  2. frog-bit,
  3. frog-march,
  4. frogbit,
  5. frogeye,
  6. frogged,
  7. frogging,
  8. froggy,
  9. froghopper,
  10. frogman

Origin of frogfish

First recorded in 1640–50; frog1 + fish

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British Dictionary definitions for frogfish

frogfish

/ (ˈfrɒɡˌfɪʃ) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes

any angler (fish) of the family Antennariidae, in which the body is covered with fleshy processes, including a fleshy lure on top of the head
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