American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several fishes that are reddish in color, as the red drum and the rosefish.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The blue-backed salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka.
- n. The red perch or rose-fish, Sebastes marinus or viviparus.
- n. The labroid fish Trochocopus or Pimelometopon pulcher; the fathead. See cut under fathead.
- n. The red-drum, Sciæna ocellata or Sciænops ocellatus; the southern red-horse.
- n. A preparation of fish, very popular among the Malays. After the heads have been removed, the fish are cleaned, salted in the proportion of one part salt to eight parts of fish, and deposited in flat, glazed earthen vessels, in which they are for three days submitted to the pressure of stones placed on thin boards or dried plantain-leaves. The fish are next freed from salt and saturated with vinegar of cocoa-palm toddy, after which powdered ginger, black pepper, brandy, and powdered red rice are added. The anchovy (Stolephorus or Engraulis) is the most esteemed constituent, but other fishes are used in the same way. The preparation is also called
Malacca fish. Cantor.
- n. An Australian holothurian, Actinopyga obesa.
- n. Edible red rockfish, Sebastes marinus, found in North America, also called rosefish or ocean perch.
- n. A large red edible fish, Sciaenops ocellata, also called channel bass or red drum.
- n. A slimehead.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The blueback salmon of the North Pacific; -- called also
nerka. See blueback (b).
- n. The rosefish.
- n. A large California labroid food fish (Trochocopus pulcher); -- called also
- n. The red bass, red drum, or drumfish. See the Note under drumfish.
- n. large edible fish found off coast of United States from Massachusetts to Mexico
- n. North Atlantic rockfish
- n. male salmon that has recently spawned
- red + fish (Wiktionary)
“Red drum that weighs less than ten pounds and is less than three years old is called redfish or puppy drum.”
“Gregg Arnold, a local guide based in New Orleans who has caught several state and IGFA world record redfish from the Biloxi Marsh, about an hour’s drive from the city in St. Bernard Parish.”
“It is also called redfish, channel bass, drum, and spot-tail, one of a big family of fish whose best-known members include black drum, croaker, kingfish, saltwater silver perch, white sea bass, and weakfish.”
“The drum, also called redfish or spottail bass, is already thrashing around controversy over catch limits.”
“Louisiana wildlife regulators on Friday reopened state-controlled waters east of the Mississippi to harvesting of shrimp and "fin fish" such as redfish, mullet and trout.”
“Mississippi to harvesting of shrimp and "fin fish" such as redfish, mullet and trout.”
“He said more hardy fish are dying - such as redfish, gars and skates - because they're more the apex predators in the river.”
“And trout seemed particularly vulnerable; other species such as redfish and black drum were doing great in the same bays where trout were stumbling.”
“Zimmerman said the lab's ecology branch, which studies fish and shrimp habitat, discovered that young shrimp and some species of fish, such as redfish, nurse in salt marshes.”
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