Origin of rockfish
Also called rock cod (for defs 1–3).
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Examples from the Web for rockfish
If I mought be so bold, ma'am, how far mought it be to a river they call the Rockfish?Horse-Shoe Robinson
John Pendleton Kennedy
He ax' de po' buckrah whar he got de mule, en de po' buckrah say his brer raise' de mule down on Rockfish Creek.The Conjure Woman
Charles W. Chesnutt
For cutting a road from Rockfish gap to Scott's and Nicholas's landing, 400.
You make the south side of the mountain near Rockfish Gap, one thousand seven hundred and twenty-two feet above Woods.
She had b'long' ter a gemman over on Rockfish, w'at died, en whose 'state ha' ter be sol' fer ter pay his debts.
- any of various fishes that live among rocks, esp scorpaenid fishes of the genus Sebastodes and related genera, such as S. caurinus (copper rockfish) of North American Pacific coastal waters
- British any of several coarse fishes when used as food, esp the dogfish or wolffishFormerly called: rock salmon