redfish

noun
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

Examples of redfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Disney becomes the third plate to reach its goal following tags for the Navy Blue Angels and the Coastal Conservation Association of Florida that features a redfish. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, "Walt Disney World specialty license plate to soon hit Florida roads after reaching goal," 1 Apr. 2021 Sharks live there along with the glory species: tuna, redfish, tarpon, and red snapper. Alan Clemons, Outdoor Life, "Video: Great White Shark Caught (and Released) From Florida’s Pensacola Beach," 19 Mar. 2021 After all, there were speckled trout and redfish just waiting to be pulled from Lake Pontchartrain’s brackish waters. Staff Report, NOLA.com, "Hurricane Katrina destroyed this I-10 bridge. Soon it'll reopen as a fishing pier near Slidell," 7 Feb. 2021 Gill net surveys will help tell the tale of how adult redfish and speckled trout survived the storm. Matt Watt, San Antonio Express-News, "Freeze hurts fisheries but not to dire degree," 4 Mar. 2021 Seek out the deepest holes in these areas and fish live shrimp near bottom for sheepshead, trout and redfish. Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday fishing report for Alabama," 19 Feb. 2021 From the coast, anglers are reporting lots of action on trout, redfish and sheepshead in the creeks, rivers and dug channels. Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday Fishing Report," 15 Jan. 2021 Demand for that dish nearly led to the collapse of redfish in Louisiana in the 1980s. Eve Conant, Travel, "One way to fight invasive species? Eat them.," 30 Dec. 2020 Also snagged in the vast menhaden nets are the types of fish anglers like to catch, like redfish and trout. Tristan Baurick, NOLA.com, "The big business of catching tiny fish won't be restricted in coastal waters, Louisiana leaders decide," 6 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of redfish

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Redfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redfish. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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