Definition of roughy in English:

roughy

Syllabification: rough·y
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
More 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).

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