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Definition of huss in English:


A dogfish, especially the nurse hound (also called bull huss).
  • Genus Scyliorhinus, family Scyliorhinidae
Example sentences
  • When they hatch the young huss are almost perfect miniatures of the adults, measuring around 10 cm in length.
  • With little tide run after first flood, bites signal on the rod tip as several nods, often confusing you in to thinking it might be a huss.


Middle English husk, of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with huss

bus, buss, concuss, cuss, fuss, Gus, muss, plus, pus, Russ, sus, suss, thus, truss, us

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