rockfish

noun rock·fish \ ˈräk-ˌfish \
|Updated on: 18 Jun 2018

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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