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rock cod

rockfish (defs 1–3).
Origin of rock cod
1625-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Fannin and Charlie had caught some rock-cod, curious red and black fish with staring eyes, said to live at great depths.

    Jack the Young Canoeman George Bird Grinnell
  • There is where we made the acquaintance of sea-bass and rock-cod, and we have cultivated their acquaintance ever since.

    Blazing The Way Emily Inez Denny
  • Forced through ennui to fish off the rocks, he soon tired of the sea-perch and rock-cod and the malodours of periwinkle and clam.

    The Fighting Chance Robert W. Chambers
  • On the following morning, I again went to the "dock," lowered my line, and caught six rock-cod.

  • Dolphins, rock-cod, pigfish, and blackfish may be caught as quickly as they can be hauled out.

    Real Soldiers of Fortune Richard Harding Davis
British Dictionary definitions for rock-cod

rock cod

noun (Austral)
(NZ) any of various marine fishes found in rocky habitats in Australian waters
another name for blue cod
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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