goosefish [goos-fish] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural (especially collectively) goose·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) goose·fish·es.
Origin of goosefish An Americanism dating back to 1800–10;+ Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for goosefish Historical Examples of goosefish
The name devil-fish is also given to the Octopus and to the Goosefish or Angler.
They sometimes call it a goosefish, because it attacks wild geese, but the right name is fishing-frog or angler.
British Dictionary definitions for goosefish goosefish noun plural -fish or -fishes
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