Definitions of rockfish
  1. noun
    marine food fish found among rocks along the northern coasts of Europe and America
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    Sebastodes caurinus, copper rockfish
    a rockfish of the Pacific coastal waters of North America
    Sebastodes miniatus, rasher, vermillion rockfish
    a commercially important fish of the Pacific coast of North America
    Sebastodes ruberrimus, red rockfish
    a large fish of the Pacific coast of North America
    Sebastodes marinus, ocean perch, rosefish
    large fish of northern Atlantic coasts of America and Europe
    type of:
    scorpaenid, scorpaenid fish
    any of numerous carnivorous usually bottom-dwelling warm-water marine fishes found worldwide but most abundant in the Pacific
  2. noun
    marine food and game fish with dark longitudinal stripes; migrates upriver to spawn; sometimes placed in the genus Morone
    synonyms: Roccus saxatilis, striped bass, striper
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    type of:
    sea bass
    any of various food and sport fishes of the Atlantic coast of the United States having an elongated body and long spiny dorsal fin
  3. noun
    the lean flesh of any of various valuable market fish caught among rocks
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    ocean perch, redfish, rosefish
    North Atlantic rockfish
    type of:
    saltwater fish
    flesh of fish from the sea used as food
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