See also: чушк

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Early 17th century; of unknown origin. Probably an alteration of torsk or tusk, a codlike fish, from Norwegian tosk, torsk; Old Norse thorskr, codfish.

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cusk (plural cusks)

  1. A marine cod-like fish in the ling family Lotidae, Brosme brosme.
    Synonyms: moonfish, torsk, tusk
    • 1999, Lucy Honig, The Truly Needy And Other Stories, University of Pittsburgh Press (→ISBN), page 89:
      He suggested cusk, because he knew they would have it. She had never heard of cusk. “Doesn't it sound exotic!” she said. “Exotic indeed!” he laughed, and almost told her what a humdrum fish it really was, but stopped himself.

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