orange roughy

noun \ -ˈrə-fē \
|Updated on: 20 Jul 2018

Definition of orange roughy

: a reddish-orange fish (Hoplostethus atlanticus) of deep subtropical and tropical waters that has firm white flesh and is caught commercially chiefly in the waters of New Zealand

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Origin and Etymology of orange roughy

roughy the marine fish Arripis georgianus, short for tommy rough, from Tommy, given name + rough, probably alteration of 1ruff


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