monkfish

[muhngk-fish]

Origin of monkfish

1600–10; monk + fish, apparently alluding to its remote sea-bottom habitat
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monkfish

noun plural -fish or -fishes
  1. Also called (US): goosefish any of various anglers of the genus Lophius
  2. another name for the angel shark
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