[ woolf-fish ]
/ ˈwʊlfˌfɪʃ /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) wolf·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) wolf·fish·es.
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It also devours dead fishes, bones and all, and in return is swallowed whole by the wolffish and other large fishes.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
British Dictionary definitions for wolffish
/ (ˈwʊlfˌfɪʃ) /
noun plural -fish or -fishes
any large northern deep-sea blennioid fish of the family Anarhichadidae, such as Anarhichas lupus. They have large sharp teeth and no pelvic fins and are used as food fishesAlso called: catfish
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