Definition of goosefish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡo͞osˌfiSH/

noun (plural same or goosefishes)

North American
A bottom-dwelling anglerfish. Also called monkfish.
  • Family Lophiidae: several species, in particular Lophius americanus of North American waters.
Example sentences
  • A curious and unwary fish would become a meal when the goosefish inhaled and quickly engulfed its prey.
  • Since the goosefish is found very deep in the ocean it is a cold water fish.
  • In addition to being squat and rather ugly looking, goosefishes have a ‘fishing lure’ on top of their head.

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Syllabification: goose·fish

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