orange roughy

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orange roughy

n.
A long-lived marine fish (Hoplostethus atlanticus) of deep cold waters, especially off the coasts of New Zealand and Australia, having a bright reddish body and fished commercially for food.

[orange (in reference to its color ) + roughy (probably from rough, in reference to the texture of its scales, perhaps also influenced by Australian English ruffy, roughy, ruff (the fish Arripis georgianus)).]

orange roughy

(ˈrʌfɪ)
n, pl roughies
(Animals) a marine food fish, Hoplosthenus atlanticus, of S Pacific waters
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