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[red-fish] /ˈrɛdˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) redfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) redfishes.
Also called ocean perch, rosefish. a North Atlantic rockfish, Sebastes marinus, used for food.
Origin of redfish
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English rede fische; see red1, fish Unabridged
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  • Speckled trout are especially plentiful in spring and summer, while redfish are more common in fall and winter.
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  • Walk or bicycle along the boardwalk or fish for flounder, redfish, catfish and more along the municipal jetties.
  • The island's public parks have fishing piers where trout, redfish, flounder and other species are abundant.
  • Fish for snook, redfish and speckled trout year round.
  • The tournament is comprised of four different divisions: inshore, rig, offshore and live redfish.
British Dictionary definitions for redfish


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

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

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