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toadfish

[ tohd-fish ]
/ ˈtoʊdˌfɪʃ /
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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, or ugly toad ), ranging along the Atlantic coast of the United States.
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Origin of toadfish

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

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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