Definition of rock salmon in English:

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rock salmon

noun

1A tropical snapper which occurs both in the sea and in rivers, valued for food and sport.
  • Lutjanus argentimaculatus, family Lutjanidae.
2 [mass noun] British Dogfish or wolf fish as food.
Example sentences
  • The chain had been serving 17 tonnes of cod a year, but simply replaced them with fish such as coley, rock salmon, whiting and plaice.
  • There's also a firmer, meatier, stronger-flavored rock salmon, aka dogfish; a salty, tasty whiting; and, of course, a moist and flaky cod, the gold standard of the fried-fish genre.
  • If you want another fright, the wolf-fish is one of several fish sold as rock salmon in your local chip-shop!

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