ocean perch

noun
Updated on: 25 Nov 2017

Definition of ocean perch

: any of several marine scorpaenid food fishes (genus Sebastes):
a : redfish a; also : a related food fish (S. fasciatus)
b : one (S. alutus) abundant in the northeastern Pacific from Japan to the Bering Sea to southern California

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First Known Use of ocean perch

1933


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