One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A North Atlantic fish of the cod family, occurring in deep water and of some commercial importance.
Brosme brosme, family GadidaeAlso called cusk
- ‘Place cut-up leek in bottom of glass baking pan; add torsk, and cut-up fresh mushrooms.’
Early 18th century: from Norwegian, from Old Norse thorskr; probably related to thurr ‘dry’.
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