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Webster 1913 Edition


Rockfish

Rock′fishˊ

,
Noun.
(Zool.)
(a)
Any one of several California scorpaenoid food fishes of the genus
Sebastichthys
,
as the red
rockfish
(
Sebastichthys ruber
)
. They are among the most important of California market fishes. Called also
rock cod
, and
garrupa
.
(b)
The striped bass. See
Bass
.
(c)
Any one of several species of Florida and Bermuda groupers of the genus
Epinephelus
.
(d)
An American fresh-water darter; the log perch.
☞ The term is locally applied to various other fishes.

Definition 2021


rockfish

rockfish

English

Noun

rockfish (countable and uncountable, plural rockfish or rockfishes)

  1. Any of a large number of different species of fish, which dwell among rocks, specifically:
    1. The striped bass (Morone saxatilis)
    2. The logperch (Percina caprodes), also known as the common logperch or log perch
    3. The long-spined bullhead (Taurulus bubalis)
    4. Many species in the genus Sebastes
  2. (usually uncountable) The rock salmon.