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[kuhsk] /kʌsk/
noun, plural cusks (especially collectively) cusk.
an edible marine fish, Brosme brosme, of North Atlantic coastal waters.
the burbot.
Origin of cusk
1610-20, Americanism; probably variant of tusk kind of fish < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian tosk, variant of torsk, cognate with Old Norse thorskr codfish Unabridged
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for cusk


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