orange roughy

noun \-ˈrə-fē\

Definition of orange roughy

  1. :  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

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

First Known Use: 1979

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