noun \ˈred-ˌfish\

Definition of REDFISH

:  any of various reddish fishes: as
a (1) :  a marine scorpaenid food fish (Sebastes marinus) of the northern Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America that is usually bright rose red or orange red when mature —called also rosefish
(2) :  a fish (Sebastes mentella) related to the redfish
b :  red drum

First Known Use of REDFISH

15th century


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Commercially important food fish (Sebastes marinus) of the scorpion fish family (Scorpaenidae), found in the Atlantic along European and North American coasts. It has a large mouth, large eyes, and spines on its head and cheeks. It grows to about 40 in. (1 m) long. Related species include S. owstoni, a food fish of the Orient, and the Norway haddock (S. viviparus) of Europe. Both are red and grow to about 10 in. (25 cm) long.

Variants of REDFISH

redfish or rosefish or ocean perch


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