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torsk

[ tawrsk ]
/ tɔrsk /
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noun, plural torsks, (especially collectively) torsk.

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Origin of torsk

1700–10; <Norwegian; Old Norse thorskr, akin to thurr dry. See thirst
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Example sentences from the Web for torsk

  • Waterfowl were in considerable abundance: but torsk and holibut were almost the only kinds of fish that were caught.

  • A name among the Shetlanders for the excellent fish called tusk or torsk, the best of the cod kind (Brosmius vulgaris).

    The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth

British Dictionary definitions for torsk

torsk
/ (tɔːsk) /

noun plural torsks or torsk

a gadoid food fish, Brosmius brosme, of northern coastal waters, having a single long dorsal finUsual US and Canadian name: cusk

Word Origin for torsk

C17: of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse thorskr codfish, Danish torsk
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