noun, plural roost·er·fish·es, (especially collectively) roost·er·fish.

a large, edible fish, Nematistius pectoralis, inhabiting the warmer waters of the Pacific Ocean, having the first dorsal fin composed of brightly colored filamentous rays.

Nearby words

  1. roosevelt, theodore,
  2. rooseveltian,
  3. roost,
  4. rooster,
  5. rooster tail,
  6. root,
  7. root amputation,
  8. root and branch,
  9. root beer,
  10. root canal

Origin of roosterfish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019