Definition of orange roughy in English:

orange roughy

Syllabification: or·ange rough·y


  • 1An edible roughy, much prized for its white flesh. Found in deep waters of temperate oceans worldwide, its reddish body turns orange after being exposed to air.
    • Hoplostethus atlanticus, family Trachichthyidae
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    • Britain and France are set to clash in tense talks on Thursday, over the rules for catching deep sea species such as the orange roughy, the round-nosed grenadier and the leafscale gulper shark.
    • One theory suggests that an increase in deep-sea fishing - of orange roughy in particular - has disturbed the giant-squid habitat.
    • Commercial fishing around biologically rich seamounts has led to the collapse of some stocks, including the orange roughy, according to a report published by conservation organizations based in Europe.
  • 1.1The flesh of the orange roughy as food.
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    • Dinner alternates nightly between fish, like seared orange roughy, and poultry, like chicken breast with polenta.
    • Among Manning's favorite foods are salmon and orange roughy, which she eats four times a week, plus soy, spinach and green and black teas.
    • As for the main course, the menu is long and ambitious, at least in terms of the types of fish available: halibut, salmon, orange roughy, and ahi tuna among others, all of which are grilled or pan-fried.

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