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Noun: anglerfish  'ang-g(u-)lu(r),fish
  1. Fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
    - goosefish, angler, angler fish, monkfish, lotte, allmouth, Lophius Americanus

Derived forms: anglerfishes, angler fish

Type of: acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish

Part of: family Lophiidae, Lophiidae

Encyclopedia: Anglerfish