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noun, plural priest·fish·es, (especially collectively) priest·fish.
  1. blue rockfish.
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Origin of priestfish

priest + fish; so called from its dark color
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  • One of the primitive members of this group is the rockfish known as priestfish (Sebastodes mystinus).

    A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)

    David Starr Jordan