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wolffish

[woo lf-fish] /ˈwʊlfˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) wolffish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) wolffishes.
1.
any large fish of the genus Anarhichas, as A. lupus of the northern Atlantic, allied to the blenny and noted for its ferocious appearance and habits.
Origin of wolffish
1560-1570
1560-70; wolf + fish
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wolffish

/ˈwʊlfˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
any large northern deep-sea blennioid fish of the family Anarhichadidae, such as Anarhichas lupus. They have large sharp teeth and no pelvic fins and are used as food fishes Also called catfish
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