Definition of rockfish in English:

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rockfish

Pronunciation: /ˈrɒkfɪʃ/

noun (plural same or rockfishes)

A marine fish of the scorpionfish family with a laterally compressed body. It is generally a bottom-dweller in rocky areas and is frequently of sporting or commercial value.
  • Genus Sebastes, family Scorpaenidae: numerous species.
Example sentences
  • Now we're catching species with long life spans such as the orange roughy, rockfishes, and large groupers, many of which are now seriously threatened.
  • For the first time, anglers off the Donegal coast of north-west Ireland have reported catching bluefin tuna and bluemouth rockfish.
  • When a snipefish was recovered from the belly of a rockfish off the coast of Southern California, it was the first found in that region for more than 40 years.

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