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
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for toadfish
Historical Examples of toadfish
The best way to do this with man as well as with toadfish is to learn about their lives.
It is along in June that the toadfish of our New England bays begin to look round for their summer homes.
Does the toadfish become anything more than a mere toadfish in a shoe before the end of the chapter?
The toadfish of this story is Batrachus tau, sometimes called oyster-fish or sapo.
British Dictionary definitions for toadfish
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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