wolf fish

wolf fish
noun
large ferocious northern deep-sea food fishes with strong teeth and no pelvic fins
Syn: ↑wolffish, ↑catfish
Hypernyms: ↑blennioid fish, ↑blennioid
Member Holonyms: ↑Anarhichas, ↑genus Anarhichas

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wolf fish,
1. any one of certain large, voracious marine fishes having sharp teeth and edible flesh, related to the blennies.
2. = lancet fish. (Cf.lancet fish)

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