Definition of cusk in English:

cusk

Syllabification: cusk
Pronunciation: /kəsk
 
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noun

  • another term for torsk.
    More example sentences
    • ‘Back then, there was lots of groundfish,’ Bud recalls, ‘and we salted cod, hake, and cusk for the West Indies market, and also sold herring fillets in the States.’
    • Burbot, commonly referred to as ‘cusk,’ is the only truly freshwater member of the cod family, Gadidae.
    • Cusk eels and catfish eels are not true eels, but species of fish which bear some resemblance to eels, although more to cusk and catfish respectively.

Origin

early 17th century: of unknown origin.

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