oyster toad-fish

oyster toadfish

noun
See under toadfish ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1960–65

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toadfish

[tohd-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) toadfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) toadfishes.
1.
any of several thick-headed, wide-mouthed fishes of the family Batrachoididae, as Opsanus tau (oyster toadfish) ranging along the Atlantic coast of the U.S.
2.
puffer ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1605–15; toad + fish

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toadfish (ˈtəʊdˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
any spiny-finned bottom-dwelling marine fish of the family Batrachoididae, of tropical and temperate seas, having a flattened tapering body and a wide mouth

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