Definition of Rockfish

1. Noun. The lean flesh of any of various valuable market fish caught among rocks.

Generic synonyms: Saltwater Fish
Specialized synonyms: Ocean Perch, Redfish, Rosefish

2. Noun. Marine food fish found among rocks along the northern coasts of Europe and America.

3. Noun. Marine food and game fish with dark longitudinal stripes; migrates upriver to spawn; sometimes placed in the genus Morone.
Exact synonyms: Roccus Saxatilis, Striped Bass, Striper
Generic synonyms: Sea Bass
Group relationships: Genus Roccus, Roccus

Definition of Rockfish

1. n. Any one of several California scorpænoid food fishes of the genus Sebastichthys, as the red rockfish (S. ruber). They are among the most important of California market fishes. Called also rock cod, and garrupa.

Definition of Rockfish

1. Noun. Any of a large number of different species of fish, which dwell among rocks, specifically: ¹

2. Noun. The rock salmon, the flesh of some fish ¹

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Definition of Rockfish

1. a fish living around rocks [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Rockfish

1. Any one of several California scorpaenoid food fishes of the genus Sebastichthys, as the red rockfish (S. Ruber). They are among the most important of California market fishes. Called also rock cod, and garrupa. The striped bass. See Bass. Any one of several species of Florida and Bermuda groupers of the genus Epinephelus. An American fresh water darter; the log perch. The term is locally applied to various other fishes. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rockfish

rockfish (current term)
rockhopper penguin
rockhopper penguins

Literary usage of Rockfish

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1. The Angler's Guide: A Handbook of the Haunts and Habits of the Popular Game by Charles Bradford (1908)
"... Red Alaska rockfish Red-bellied Snapper: See Red Grouper Red Cod: See Cod ... See Orange rockfish Red rockfish: See Red rockfish and Orange rockfish Red ..."

2. American Fishes: A Popular Treatise Upon the Game and Food Fishes of North by George Brown Goode, Theodore Gill (1903)
"... chrysomelas : Black and Yellow rockfish. ... nebulosus : Yellow-spotted rockfish; ... nigrocinctus : Black-banded rockfish. ..."

3. A History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent by George Bancroft (1866)
"On that same day Moore, who, at the first menace IT 76. of danger, took the field at the head of his regiment, and lay in an intrenched camp at rockfish, ..."

4. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"25 March sixteen, 1865, Little rockfish creek, Fifteenth Army Corps. At the battle of Bentonville, March nineteen, twenty, and twenty-one, ..."

5. Army Life of an Illinois Soldier: Including a Day by Day Record of Sherman's by Charles Wright Wills (1906)
"... pontoons at both branches of rockfish creek. At the town of Rock- fish, the 17th AC burned a factory, throwing about 150 women out of employment. ..."

6. History of North Carolina by Samuel A'Court Ashe (1908)
"Moore at rockfish.—McDonald marches.—Moore's Creek.—The battle.—Death of Grady.-—The Spoils.—Trouble in Currituck.—The effects of the victory.—In Virginia. ..."

7. Albemarle County in Virginia: Giving Some Account of what it was by Nature by Edgar Woods (1901)
"... they have left their memorial in the names of this county, Lynch's River, and Lynch's Creek, a tributary of the rockfish. MCGEHEE. ..."

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