1. One who angles.

2. <zoology> A fish (Lophius piscatorius), of Europe and America, having a large, broad, and depressed head, with the mouth very large. Peculiar appendages on the head are said to be used to entice fishes within reach.

Synonyms: fishing frog, frogfish, toadfish, goosefish, allmouth, monkfish, etc.

(01 Mar 1998)