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Definition of "cusk" []

  • A food fish (Brosme brosme) of North Atlantic coastal waters that is related to the cod. (noun)
  • See burbot. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cusk" in a sentence
  • "As is the case with most of the detached ridges in this gulf, the cusk is the most abundant of the fish present about the middle of March. continuing in good numbers through May."
  • "Today cod and its closest family members—Atlantic pollock, cusk (which is sold as scrod), haddock, hake (also sold as whiting)—are far less plentiful and more likely to be eaten fresh."
  • "There has been a recent increase in landings of less utilized species such as monkfish, cusk, white hake, and skate."