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Definition 1: fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for monkfish in the sense of this definition

(monkfish is a kind of ...) a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays

(monkfish is a part of ...) flesh of a large-headed anglerfish of the Atlantic waters of North America

(... is a member of monkfish) large-headed marine fishes comprising the anglers

Definition 2: sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way sharks do - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for monkfish in the sense of this definition

(monkfish is a kind of ...) any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales

(... is a member of monkfish) type genus of the Squatinidae: angel sharks

Definition 3: flesh of a large-headed anglerfish of the Atlantic waters of North America - [noun denoting food]

(monkfish is a kind of ...) flesh of fish from the sea used as food

(... is part of monkfish) fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey

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