red·​fish | \ ˈred-ˌfish How to pronounce redfish (audio) \

Definition of redfish

: any of various reddish fishes: such 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

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Mission accomplished, the same with Texas redfish confidently grilled and plated over a homestyle hash of sweet potato and bacon. Mike Sutter,, "Review: Silo Terrace Oyster Bar now San Antonio’s best seafood restaurant," 20 June 2019 The decrease in the crab population can also be attributed to the long-running prohibition on the commercial fishing of redfish, which eat crabs, and the lingering effects of the 2010 BP oil spill. Todd A. Price,, "Why has crab been scarce at New Orleans restaurants?," 19 Apr. 2018 Oh, there's also a bunch of redfish on the bridge legs as well. Todd Masson,, "Big speckled trout on world's longest artificial reef," 14 Apr. 2018 Try live shrimp near the jetties for mangrove snapper, black drum, redfish and a snook or two. Mark Blythe,, "Central Florida fishing forecast: July 14," 13 July 2018 Corpus Christi: Black drum, flounder, redfish, sheepshead and speckled trout are some of the most plentiful fish found in the area. Jerry Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, "Bexar County is home to 14 community fishing lakes," 11 June 2018 The trip started slowly but quickly ramped up, with a variety of species -- including redfish, speckled trout, marsh bass and more -- coming over the gunwale. Todd Masson,, "How to find fish in unfamiliar marsh," 24 Apr. 2018 Matagorda - Guide Glenn Ging reported and impressive mixed bag of trout, redfish and black drum while drifting West Bay. Bink Grimes, Houston Chronicle, "Outdoors report: March 25," 24 Mar. 2018 Use jerkbaits and swimbaits near docks, points and mangroves for snook, redfish and trout. Mark Blythe,, "Fishing forecast: June 20, 2018," 20 June 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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