monkfish

noun
monk·​fish | \ ˈməŋk-ˌfish \

Definition of monkfish

: either of two goosefishes (Lophius americanus of America and L. piscatorius of Europe) used for food

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For dinner, patrons can expect to find traditional British dishes like Beef Wellington, Cornish chicken pie, fish and chips, and monkfish and shrimp curry. Liz Cantrell, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton's Favorite Restaurant, Bluebird London, Lands in New York," 6 Dec. 2018 Enjoy your loser lunch today with absolutely no royalty, yoga or monkfish involved. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Friend Bryony Gordon Opens Up About Being Close With the Duchess," 3 July 2018 Peter Gordon’s glossy restaurant atop Auckland’s Sky Tower, The Sugar Club, offers several options: spanner crab, crayfish linguine, monkfish, and Mount Cook Salmon (something that is carried through to his menus designed for Air New Zealand). Amy Louise Bailey, Vogue, "The 7 Dishes You Have to Eat in New Zealand," 25 July 2018 The monkfish needs seasoning; the flavors don’t pop. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "Dinner in an almost classical mode, at Mooncusser Fish House," 9 Apr. 2018 Recommended Dishes Mung bean pancake; glass noodle; Spanish mackerel; monkfish; spicy soft tofu; short rib; nurungji gras; Jenga Tower. New York Times, "French Skills Meet Korean Flavors at Soogil in the East Village," 8 May 2018 And the powder-white fish cakes and the monkfish bathed in shellfish broth: Those are hers too. Amanda Shapiro, Bon Appetit, "A Day In the Life of a Line Cook at One of NYC's Fanciest Restaurants," 1 Mar. 2018 White House Correspondents’ Association, thank you for having me, the monkfish was fine. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Wonder what Michelle Wolf said to make everyone so mad? Read it here.," 30 Apr. 2018 Dishes that sound lavish, thrilling — fennel custard with uni and truffles; monkfish with caviar, kohlrabi, and tarragon bourride — don’t always taste that way. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "Dinner in an almost classical mode, at Mooncusser Fish House," 9 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of monkfish

1666, in the meaning defined above

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