Definition of roughy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrəfē/

noun (plural roughies)

1Australian A marine fish with a deep laterally compressed body and large rough-edged scales that become spiny on the belly.
  • Family Trachichthyidae: several genera and species, including the small Australian Trachichthys australis, which occurs on rocky reefs, and the orange roughy.
Example sentences
  • Florida Bay serves as a spawning ground for pretty much every fish in the central Atlantic - grouper, snapper, mahi-mahi, pompano, roughy.
  • Orange roughy were found in concentrations in some locations, but underwater pinnacles and other obstructions made trawling very difficult.
  • Orange roughy reach 150 years old and they don't reproduce until they're in the mid 20s to mid 30s.
2 another term for ruff2 (sense 1).

Words that rhyme with roughy

fluffy, huffy, puffy, roughie, scruffy, snuffy, stuffy, toughie

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Syllabification: rough·y

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