noun, plural (especially collectively) monkfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) monkfishes.
angler ( def 3 ).

1600–10; monk + fish, apparently alluding to its remote sea-bottom habitat Unabridged
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monkfish (ˈmʌŋkˌfɪʃ)
n , 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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There have been hundreds of recalls in the past two years alone including one for mislabeling poisoned puffer fish as monkfish.
Menu items include dishes such as yellow tomato gazpacho, roasted rabbit and butter poached monkfish.
And a monkfish vindaloo was not as intriguing as it sounded, requiring more than its fair share of long-bean chutney.
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