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Origin of oyster toadfish
First recorded in 1960–65
noun, plural (especially collectively) toad·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) toad·fish·es.
Origin of toadfish
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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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