noun, plural (especially collectively) rose·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) rose·fish·es.

Origin of rosefish

An Americanism dating back to 1715–25; rose1 + fish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for rosefish


noun plural -fish or -fishes

a red scorpaenid food fish, Sebastes marinus, of North Atlantic coastal waters
any of various other red fishes
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