cusk

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cusk elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth
    • n cusk large edible marine fish of northern coastal waters; related to cod
    • n cusk the lean flesh of a cod-like fish of North Atlantic waters
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cusk kŭsk (Zoöl) A large, edible, marine fish (Brosmius brosme), allied to the cod, common on the northern coasts of Europe and America; -- called also tusk and torsk.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cusk A local name in Great Britain of the torsk, a fish of the genus Brosmius, and in the United States of the burbot, Lota maculosa.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cusk kusk the torsk: the burbot.
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Usage

In literature:

Cusk are here the year around.
"Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine" by Walter H. Rich
Mingled with them was an occasional lonesome skeleton of a haddock, cusk, or hake.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
Yet the cusk is hardly a beauty.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
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In news:

Rachel Cusk on Her New Novel, The Bradshaw Variations.
British author Rachel Cusk divides women in a way not seen since Caitlin Flanagan.
Cusk , Spanish Style, Adds a Twist To Traditional Holiday Meals.
Rachel Cusk 's memoir of her marriage's collapse.
'Aftermath,' by Rachel Cusk : review.
"Saving Agnes" (1993), British writer Rachel Cusk's first novel, reads like an English version of "Bridget Jones's Diary".
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