red·​fish ˈred-ˌfish How to pronounce redfish (audio)
: any of various reddish fishes: such as
: 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

: a fish (Sebastes mentella) related to the redfish

Examples of redfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This included the hundreds of redfish that were scooped up as bycatch. Outdoor Life, 21 Sep. 2023 Local residents counted more than 300 dead redfish among the hundreds of thousands of dead menhaden lining the shore. Outdoor Life, 21 Sep. 2023 By mid-July of this year, the sand lance had disappeared and the puffins switched to haddock, hake and redfish. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Sep. 2023 The program will kick off with 10,000 redfish raised in a hatchery being stocked in Lake Calcasieu just north of New Orleans. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, 16 Aug. 2023 All jubilee participants who are 16 to 64 years old who harvest shrimp by cast net or harvest any finfish like flounder, speckled trout and redfish are required to have a saltwater fishing license, and those 16 and older are required to have a saltwater angler registry. David Rainer Alabama Department Of Conservation and Natural Resources, al, 10 Aug. 2023 Closer to the shore and in the bay, the daily catch could include redfish, flounder, black drum, and trout. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 20 June 2023 The lightweight and unbelievably smooth-operating Saragosa is a top choice for the best saltwater spinning reel for everything from fluke and sea bass to corvina and halibut to redfish and sea trout, even school tuna and trophy tarpon—essentially most species around the world. Jerry Audet, Field & Stream, 19 July 2023 Other standout restaurants in the Fort Worth Stockyards include 97 West Kitchen & Bar inside Hotel Drover, Autograph Collection, where fresh takes on Texas classics like steaks, antelope and redfish are prepared in an open-concept kitchen. Tamara Gane, Chron, 29 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of redfish was in the 15th century

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“Redfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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