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rock·fish

 (rŏk′fĭsh′)
n. pl. rockfish or rock·fish·es
1. Any of various fishes living among rocks.
2. Any of various food and game fishes chiefly of the genus Sebastes of the North Pacific, having mildly venomous spines in their dorsal fins. Also called rock cod.

rockfish

(ˈrɒkˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
1. (Animals) 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. (Animals) Brit any of several coarse fishes when used as food, esp the dogfish or wolffish. Formerly called: rock salmon

rock•fish

(ˈrɒkˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
1. any of various fishes found about rocks.
3. any of the N Pacific and Atlantic marine fishes of the genus Sebastes.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rockfish - the lean flesh of any of various valuable market fish caught among rocksrockfish - the lean flesh of any of various valuable market fish caught among rocks
rockfish - marine food fish found among rocks along the northern coasts of Europe and America
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
ocean perch, redfish, rosefish - North Atlantic rockfish
2.rockfish - marine food fish found among rocks along the northern coasts of Europe and America
scorpaenid, scorpaenid fish - any of numerous carnivorous usually bottom-dwelling warm-water marine fishes found worldwide but most abundant in the Pacific
copper rockfish, Sebastodes caurinus - a rockfish of the Pacific coastal waters of North America
rasher, Sebastodes miniatus, vermillion rockfish - a commercially important fish of the Pacific coast of North America
Sebastodes ruberrimus, red rockfish - a large fish of the Pacific coast of North America
Sebastodes marinus, ocean perch, rosefish - large fish of northern Atlantic coasts of America and Europe
rockfish - the lean flesh of any of various valuable market fish caught among rocks
3.rockfish - marine food and game fish with dark longitudinal stripesrockfish - marine food and game fish with dark longitudinal stripes; migrates upriver to spawn; sometimes placed in the genus Morone
sea bass - any of various food and sport fishes of the Atlantic coast of the United States having an elongated body and long spiny dorsal fin
genus Roccus, Roccus - a genus of Serranidae
Translations

rockfish

[ˈrɒkfɪʃ] N (rockfish or rockfishes (pl)) → pez m de roca
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