toadfish

noun toad·fish \ ˈtōd-ˌfish \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of toadfish

: any of a family (Batrachoididae) of chiefly marine bony fishes having a broad flat head, a wide mouth, and usually scaleless slimy skin and producing sounds (such as grunts) by means of a swim bladder

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1704

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