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 Other boats also continue to target various rockfish and flounders. Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage startup aims to get more seafood into the mouths of babies," 23 Nov. 2020 Small bites and appetizers, grilled rockfish or prawns, pasta and filet mignon round out the dinner menu. oregonlive, "Rockaway Beach is a perfect coast getaway for late winter or early spring: Gerry Frank’s picks," 15 Feb. 2020 Boats are targeting black rockfish throughout the Gulf and along the Aleutians. Anchorage Daily News, "Fake-seafood producers are pushing back against laws requiring accurate labeling," 17 Mar. 2020 Research has also shown the benefits of descending devices for Pacific rockfish, reef fish in Australia and even walleye in freshwater lakes. Popular Science, "Releasing a caught fish isn’t as simple as tossing it overboard," 11 Feb. 2020 The small, oily fish help form the base of the bay’s food chain and are a significant source of food for rockfish and other bay predators. Scott Dance,, "As Canadian company defies fish harvest cap, Maryland advocates worry of impact on striped bass, other species," 19 Sep. 2019 Multiple species of rockfish, slow-growing creatures with spiny fins and colorful names like canary, darkblotched and yellow eye, were the hardest hit. Gillian Flaccus, The Denver Post, "West Coast fishery rebounds in rare conservation “home run”," 26 Dec. 2019 Bonus tweaks: Instead of shrimp, substitute a 6-ounce fillet of mild fish, such as rockfish, sea bass, or tilapia, cut into bite-size pieces. Andrea Nguyen, Bon Appétit, "My Favorite Soup is Brothy, Gingery, and Ready in 30 Minutes," 17 Dec. 2019 The sculpture is a large striped bass (rockfish) made of highly reflective stainless steel that will be cantilevered over a portion of the signature sidewalk in Concord Point Park. Erika Butler,, "Havre de Grace to host first Waterfront Festival with public art unveiling, fireworks," 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of rockfish

1598, in the meaning defined above

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28 Nov 2020

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“Rockfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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