goosefish

[ goos-fish ]
/ ˈgusˌfɪʃ /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) goose·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) goose·fish·es.

Origin of goosefish

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10; goose + fish
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Examples from the Web for goosefish

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for goosefish

goosefish

/ (ˈɡuːsˌfɪʃ) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes

US another name for monkfish (def. 1)
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