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rockfish

[rok-fish] /ˈrɒkˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) rockfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) rockfishes.
1.
any of various fishes found about rocks.
3.
any of the North Pacific and Atlantic marine fishes of the genus Sebastes.
Also called rock cod (for defs 1–3).
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; rock1 + fish
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Examples from the web for rockfish
  • Commercial fishing for bottom-dwellers, such as hake and rockfish, could be decimated.
  • The lunch menu, served cafeteria-style, includes daily pasta specials and a handful of entrees such as fresh rockfish or salmon.
  • Inform students that the garibaldi prefers warmer waters while the blue rockfish prefers colder waters.
  • Basket stars and sea anemones can be found here as well as lingcod, rockfish, and other marine life.
  • Spring is trophy rockfish season and rockfish and sea trout abound during the autumn.
  • Guides can focus on one species, such as a salmon or rockfish charter, or arrange a day of multiple species fishing.
  • Tacos are also full of variety, with fried rockfish and spicy beef among the fillings.
  • Jump on a charter boat and reel in salmon in spring and rockfish during the summer.
  • Kelp forests teem with abalone, rockfish, and other seafood delicacies.
  • Some populations of canary rockfish are already showing more males than females.
British Dictionary definitions for rockfish

rockfish

/ˈrɒkˌfɪʃ/
noun (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) any of several coarse fishes when used as food, esp the dogfish or wolffish Formerly called rock salmon
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