oyster toadfish


See under toadfish(def 1).

Origin of oyster toadfish

First recorded in 1960–65

Definition for oyster toadfish (2 of 2)


[ tohd-fish ]
/ ˈtoʊdˌfɪʃ /

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

any of several thick-headed, wide-mouthed fishes of the family Batrachoididae, as Opsanus tau (oyster toadfish), ranging along the Atlantic coast of the U.S.

Origin of toadfish

First recorded in 1605–15; toad + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for oyster toadfish


/ (ˈtəʊdˌfɪʃ) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes

any spiny-finned bottom-dwelling marine fish of the family Batrachoididae, of tropical and temperate seas, having a flattened tapering body and a wide mouth
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