Definition of wolffish in English:


Syllabification: wolf·fish
Pronunciation: /ˈwo͝olfˌfiSH


  • A large long-bodied marine fish with a long-based dorsal fin and sharp doglike teeth, inhabiting the deep waters of the northern hemisphere. Also called catfish, sea wolf.
    • Family Anarhichadidae: several genera and species, including the edible Anarhichas lupus
    More example sentences
    • Larger, yet still immature, wolf fish, and scorpion fish peered curiously at us from crevices in the rock, waiting no doubt for a passing meal or the opportunity to dart out and seize some unsuspecting prey.
    • This Aberdonian favourite specialises in seafood recipes from around the world - gumbos, chowders, fishcakes, the works - using every imaginable fresh Scottish seafood, including halibut, sole, wolf fish, turbot, lobster and crab.
    • The team also filmed wolf fish and deep-sea sharks, which fought over mackerel bait attached to the lander.

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