rock·​fish | \ ˈräk-ˌfish How to pronounce rockfish (audio) \

Definition of rockfish

: any of various fishes that live among rocks or on rocky bottoms: such as
a : any of a genus (Sebastes) of scorpaenid fishes including many important food fishes
c : any of several groupers

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Examples of rockfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fish soup features local rockfish, specifically its belly, treated like salt cod, and pimenton for rich, smoky flavor. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 24 June 2022 Katie Leslie is sorting through ribbons of intestines belonging to a rockfish that’s been dead for 41 years. Rachel Nuwer, Scientific American, 28 Apr. 2022 Aflalo grills a whole rockfish, stuffing it with piperade, a Basque tomato-pepper sauce, and fresh, fatty lardo. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Aug. 2021 The Inlet also opened July 1 for rockfish with a 150,000 pound harvest. Anchorage Daily News, 12 July 2021 For years off the Bay Area, fishing for rockfish has been limited to shallow reefs, no deeper than 240 feet, with a number of areas off limits to protect the large, slower-growing species that roam the depths. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Mar. 2021 Tests routinely come back clear, although last month a solitary black rockfish was found to have cesium levels five times the national standard, the first fish to fail the test in 16 months. Washington Post, 6 Mar. 2021 The two bright spots compared with the five-year baseline were a 17% increase in crab revenues and a 6% increase for rockfish. Anchorage Daily News, 19 Jan. 2021 Other boats also continue to target various rockfish and flounders. Anchorage Daily News, 23 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of rockfish

1598, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jun 2022

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“Rockfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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