2. Noun. (Australia) Any of several marine fish of the related genus ''Trachichthys'', which have rough and spiny scales. ¹
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Definition of Roughy
1. a small fish having rough scales [n ROUGHIES]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Roughy
Literary usage of Roughy
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. All about Airedales: A Book of General Information Valuable to Dog Lovers by Robert Manning Palmer (1916)
"roughy ran from start to finish ahead of the hounds, barked at the tree and ... The coyote was enjoying himself too much to notice roughy coming like an ..."
2. Liberalising Fisheries Markets: Scope and Effects by OECD Staff, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope, Committee for Fisheries (2003)
"Scientific knowledge about the orange roughy is fairly limited but the stocks ... Processing and trade Most orange roughy is processed into frozen fillets. ..."
3. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"Victorian Statutes—Fisheries, Second Schedule ' [Close Season] : " Rough, or roughy." 1892. Gilbert Parker, 'Round pass in Australia,' p. ..."
4. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"See Rough or roughy. Run, n. (i) Tract of land over which sheep or cattle may graze. It is curious that what in England is called a sheep-wa/A, in Australia ..."
5. Fishes of Australia: A Popular and Systematic Guide to the Study of the by David George Stead (1906)
"Like the Nannygai, the roughy has large eyes to enable it to see well in the deep water that it usually frequents, and where the light is reduced to a kind ..."