rockfish

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noun rock·fish \-ˌfish\

Definition of rockfish

  1. :  any of various fishes that live among rocks or on rocky bottoms: such asa :  any of a genus (Sebastes) of scorpaenid fishes including many important food fishesb :  striped bassc :  any of several groupers

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1598

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