Definitions for toadfishˈtoʊdˌfɪʃ
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any bottom-dwelling fish of the family Batrachoididae, of U.S. Atlantic coasts, having a froglike head.
Origin of toadfish:
toadfish, Opsanus tau(noun)
bottom-dwelling fish having scaleless slimy skin and a broad thick head with a wide mouth
Any of the ray-finned fishes of family Batrachoididae, benthic ambush predators.
Origin: From toad + fish, by reference to their toadlike appearance.
any marine fish of the genus Batrachus, having a large, thick head and a wide mouth, and bearing some resemblance to a toad. The American species (Batrachus tau) is very common in shallow water. Called also oyster fish, and sapo