Definition of monkfish in English:

monkfish

Syllabification: monk·fish
Pronunciation: /ˈməNGkˌfiSH
 
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noun (plural same or monkfishes)

  • 1A bottom-dwelling anglerfish of European waters.
    • Lophius piscatorius, family Lophiidae
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    • There was a time when anglers went to Tralee Bay just to catch the true monkfish.
    • Deep-water species such as the monkfish and the orange roughy are at risk, as it can take decades before a fish is old enough to breed.
    • An albino monkfish was also landed and while this is rare in itself and even more unique feature of this fish is the fact that it had no eyes.
  • 1.1Monkfish as food.
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    • For a main course, pan-fried monkfish with wild mushrooms and crayfish butter sauce is paired with an Australian Pinot Noir.
    • Daily specials include the likes of Dover sole, sea bass and monkfish and there's a healthy feel about the whole menu.
    • In the nourishing-winter-stew category, my favorite dish was a mass of oxtail sandwiched among layers of ravioli skins, with two pieces of seared monkfish on top.
  • 1.2 another term for goosefish, especially when referring to monkfish as food.

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