noun, plural (especially collectively) rock·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) rock·fish·es.
Origin of rockfish
Examples from the Web for rockfish
For cutting a road from Rockfish gap to Scott's and Nicholas's landing, 400.
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
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
Sculpins, blennies, rockfish, and flounders abound of the rocky shores and are seen in all the markets.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)|David Starr Jordan
Great schools of herrings come in first; shads of a great bigness and the rockfish follow them.The Bounty of the Chesapeake|James Wharton