roughy

[ ruhf-ee ]
/ ˈrʌf i /

noun, plural (especially collectively) rough·y, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) roughies.

a small marine fish, Arripis georgianus, of New Zealand and Australia.
any of several marine fishes having large, rough-edged scales, especially Trachichthys australis of Australia.

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Example sentences from the Web for 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