angler fish

angler fish
fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
Derivationally related forms: ↑angle (for: ↑angler)
Hypernyms: ↑spiny-finned fish, ↑acanthopterygian
Member Holonyms: ↑Lophiidae, ↑family Lophiidae
Part Meronyms: ↑monkfish

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