redfish

noun red·fish \ ˈred-ˌfish \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

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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First Known Use of redfish

15th century



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