goosefish

noun goose·fish \ ˈgüs-ˌfish \
Updated on: 15 Mar 2018

Definition of goosefish

: any of a family (Lophiidae) of pediculate fishes with a large flattened head, a fringe of flaps along each side of the lower jaw, head, and body, and a long stalk on the head with a flap of flesh at the tip for attracting prey; especially : monkfish

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1807


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