treefish

[ tree-fish ]
/ ˈtriˌfɪʃ /

noun, plural tree·fish·es, (especially collectively) tree·fish.

a rockfish, Sebastes serriceps, of waters off southern California, marked with black bands.

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Origin of treefish

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; tree + fish
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