Meaning of cusk-eel

cusk-eel

Pronunciation: (kusk'ēl"), [key]
— pl. -eel, -eels.
  1. any of several eellike, marine fishes of the family Ophidiidae, having the ventral fins located under the throat and so modified as to resemble barbels.
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