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roughy

[ruhf-ee]
noun, plural (especially collectively) rough·y, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) roughies.
  1. a small marine fish, Arripis georgianus, of New Zealand and Australia.
  2. any of several marine fishes having large, rough-edged scales, especially Trachichthys australis of Australia.
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Historical Examples of roughy

  • The man reared the Roughy, and he became the cleverest and best lad in the place.

    The Fairy Mythology

    Thomas Keightley

  • When the Roughy struck the water with this it became as red as blood, and he threw himself into the lake, and never was seen more.

    The Fairy Mythology

    Thomas Keightley