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 Take a half- or full-day trip to reel in tarpon, grouper, trout, redfish, and even sharks. Outside Online, 2 May 2022 Take a half- or full-day trip to reel in tarpon, grouper, trout, redfish, and even sharks. Outside Online, 2 May 2022 Take a half- or full-day trip to reel in tarpon, grouper, trout, redfish, and even sharks. Outside Online, 2 May 2022 Not only the pompano find it, but also bluefish, whiting, black drum and even the occasional redfish. Frank Sargeant, al, 7 May 2021 Ray, mullet, sole, redfish and prawns gaze up from the bubbling pot, swimming in a pool alongside semi-ripe tomatoes, parsley, pepperoni and garlic. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 26 Apr. 2022 As an alternative, producers and consumers could try underutilized fish species caught domestically, such as Atlantic pollock and redfish, said Ben Martens, executive director of Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association. Patrick Whittle, Anchorage Daily News, 31 Mar. 2022 Large redfish are also running along this bar, and can be caught on live croaker or other baitfish. Frank Sargeant, al, 27 Aug. 2021 Take a half- or full-day trip to reel in tarpon, grouper, trout, redfish, and even sharks. Outside Online, 10 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of redfish

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

17 Jun 2022

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“Redfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redfish. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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