torsk

torsk

[tawrsk]
noun, plural torsks (especially collectively) torsk.
1.
a cod.
2.
cusk ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1700–10; < Norwegian; Old Norse thorskr, akin to thurr dry. See thirst

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torsk (tɔːsk)
 
n , pl torsks, torsk
Usual US and Canadian name: cusk a gadoid food fish, Brosmius brosme, of northern coastal waters, having a single long dorsal fin
 
[C17: of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse thorskr codfish, Danish torsk]

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