noun, plural (especially collectively) rockfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) rockfishes.
any of various fishes found about rocks.
any of the North Pacific and Atlantic marine fishes of the genus Sebastes.
Also called rock cod (for defs 1–3).

1590–1600; rock1 + fish Unabridged
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rockfish (ˈrɒkˌfɪʃ)
n , pl -fish, -fishes
1.  any of various fishes that live among rocks, esp scorpaenid fishes of the genus Sebastodes and related genera, such as S. caurinus (copper rockfish) of North American Pacific coastal waters
2.  (Brit) Formerly called: rock salmon any of several coarse fishes when used as food, esp the dogfish or wolffish

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