cusk

[kuhsk]
noun, plural cusks (especially collectively) cusk.
1.
an edible marine fish, Brosme brosme, of North Atlantic coastal waters.
2.
the burbot.

Origin:
1610–20, Americanism; probably variant of tusk kind of fish < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian tosk, variant of torsk, cognate with Old Norse thorskr codfish

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cusk (kʌsk)
 
n , pl cusks, cusk
(US), (Canadian) aslo called torsk a gadoid food fish, Brosmius brosme, of northern coastal waters, having a single long dorsal fin
 
[C17: probably alteration of tusk of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse thorskr codfish]

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Also, it remains to be seen whether or not a good cusk fishery will develop.
The lake also contains a smaller population of larger sized lake trout, lake whitefish, and cusk.
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