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monkfish

[muhngk-fish] /ˈmʌŋkˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) monkfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) monkfishes.
1.
angler (def 3).
Origin of monkfish
1600-1610
1600-10; monk + fish, apparently alluding to its remote sea-bottom habitat
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monkfish

/ˈmʌŋkˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
Also called (US) goosefish. any of various anglers of the genus Lophius
2.
another name for the angel shark
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