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Noun: monkfish  'múngk,fish
  1. Flesh of a large-headed anglerfish of the Atlantic waters of North America
  2. Fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
    - goosefish, angler, anglerfish, angler fish, lotte, allmouth, Lophius Americanus
  3. Sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way sharks do
    - angel shark, angelfish, Squatina squatina

Derived forms: monkfishes

Type of: acanthopterygian, saltwater fish, shark, spiny-finned fish

Part of: family Lophiidae, genus Squatina, Lophiidae, Squatina

Encyclopedia: Monkfish