redfish

[ red-fish ]
/ ˈrɛdˌfɪʃ /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) red·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) red·fish·es.

Also called ocean perch, rosefish. a North Atlantic rockfish, Sebastes marinus, used for food.

Nearby words

  1. redeye,
  2. redfield,
  3. redfield, robert,
  4. redfin,
  5. redfin pickerel,
  6. redfoot,
  7. redford,
  8. redgrave,
  9. redhead,
  10. redheaded

Origin of redfish

1400–50; late Middle English rede fische; see red1, fish

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British Dictionary definitions for redfish

redfish

/ (ˈrɛdˌfɪʃ) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes

a male salmon that has recently spawnedCompare blackfish (def. 2)
any of several red European scorpaenid fishes of the genus Sebastes, esp S. marinus, valued as a food fish
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Word Origin and History for redfish

redfish

n.

15c., of various species, especially originally the male salmon in spawning season; from red (adj.1) + fish (n.).

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