Meaning of cusk in English:


Pronunciation /kʌsk/


another term for torsk
‘‘Back then, there was lots of groundfish,’ Bud recalls, ‘and we salted cod, hake, and cusk for the West Indies market, and also sold herring fillets in the States.’’
  • ‘Burbot, commonly referred to as ‘cusk,’ is the only truly freshwater member of the cod family, Gadidae.’
  • ‘Cusk eels and catfish eels are not true eels, but species of fish which bear some resemblance to eels, although more to cusk and catfish respectively.’
  • ‘Once the cusk is cooked, it has a chewy texture similar to that of monkfish, although not quite as firm.’
  • ‘But the cusk is not fastidious as to bait, accepting clams, cockles, and herring readily.’
  • ‘You can have sea bass, lobster, herring, turbot, sturgeon cusks, haddock, mullet, eels, crabs, oysters and mussels.’
  • ‘There was also a few hake, cusks and a few lone small tilefish were caught.’
  • ‘The largest angler-caught cusk recorded in Maine was 18 pounds 8 ounces.’
  • ‘During Saturday and Sunday they managed to land a couple rainbows, 3 salmon (released of course), a couple suckers, a number of lakers including a very nice 30 inch fish that I saw, and a few cusks.’


Early 17th century of unknown origin.