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n. pl. redfish or red·fish·es
1. A bright red marine food fish (Sebastes marinus syn. S. norvegicus) of North Atlantic waters. Also called golden redfish, ocean perch, rosefish.
2. Any of several other fishes that are reddish in color, especially the red drum.


n, pl -fish or -fishes
1. (Animals) a male salmon that has recently spawned. Compare blackfish2
2. (Animals) any of several red European scorpaenid fishes of the genus Sebastes, esp S. marinus, valued as a food fish



n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
1. Also called ocean perch, rosefish. a North Atlantic rockfish, Sebastes marinus, used for food.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.redfish - North Atlantic rockfishredfish - North Atlantic rockfish    
rockfish - the lean flesh of any of various valuable market fish caught among rocks
2.redfish - large edible fish found off coast of United States from Massachusetts to Mexicoredfish - large edible fish found off coast of United States from Massachusetts to Mexico
drumfish, drum - small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise
genus Sciaenops, Sciaenops - a genus of Sciaenidae
3.redfish - male salmon that has recently spawned
salmon - any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn
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Parasites of sharp-beaked redfishes (Sebastes fasciatus and Sebastes mentella) collected from the Gulf of St.
Numerical classification of sharp-beaked redfishes, Sebastes mentella and S.