orange roughy

noun
\ -ˈrə-fē How to pronounce orange roughy (audio) \

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

Examples of orange roughy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Drive-through only dinners: Fried cod, two pieces; orange roughy, crab cakes, two pieces; shrimp, eight pieces; pierogi, six pieces (potato, sauerkraut, cheese, prune). Marc Bona, cleveland, 26 Mar. 2021 Drive-through only dinners: Fried cod, two pieces; orange roughy, crab cakes, two pieces; shrimp, eight pieces; pierogi, six pieces (potato, sauerkraut, cheese, prune). Marc Bona, cleveland, 26 Mar. 2021 Drive-through only dinners: Fried cod, two pieces; orange roughy, crab cakes, two pieces; shrimp, eight pieces; pierogi, six pieces (potato, sauerkraut, cheese, prune). Marc Bona, cleveland, 26 Mar. 2021 Drive-through only dinners: Fried cod, two pieces; orange roughy, crab cakes, two pieces; shrimp, eight pieces; pierogi, six pieces (potato, sauerkraut, cheese, prune). Marc Bona, cleveland, 26 Mar. 2021 Drive-through only dinners: Fried cod, two pieces; orange roughy, crab cakes, two pieces; shrimp, eight pieces; pierogi, six pieces (potato, sauerkraut, cheese, prune). Marc Bona, cleveland, 26 Mar. 2021 Drive-through only dinners: Fried cod, two pieces; orange roughy, crab cakes, two pieces; shrimp, eight pieces; pierogi, six pieces (potato, sauerkraut, cheese, prune). Marc Bona, cleveland, 26 Mar. 2021 Drive-through only dinners: Fried cod, two pieces; orange roughy, crab cakes, two pieces; shrimp, eight pieces; pierogi, six pieces (potato, sauerkraut, cheese, prune). Marc Bona, cleveland, 26 Mar. 2021 Drive-through only dinners: Fried cod, two pieces; orange roughy, crab cakes, two pieces; shrimp, eight pieces; pierogi, six pieces (potato, sauerkraut, cheese, prune). Marc Bona, cleveland, 26 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of orange roughy

1979, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for orange roughy

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

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“Orange roughy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orange%20roughy. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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