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redfish

[red-fish] /ˈrɛdˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) redfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) redfishes.
1.
Also called ocean perch, rosefish. a North Atlantic rockfish, Sebastes marinus, used for food.
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Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English rede fische; see red1, fish
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redfish

/ˈrɛdˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
a male salmon that has recently spawned Compare blackfish (sense 2)
2.
any of several red European scorpaenid fishes of the genus Sebastes, esp S. marinus, valued as a food fish
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redfish

n.

15c., of various species, especially originally the male salmon in spawning season; from red (adj.1) + fish (n.).

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