Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A bright red marine food fish (Sebastes marinus) of North Atlantic waters. Also called ocean perch.

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  • n. A large marine food fish, Sebastes marinus, found on the northern coasts of Europe and America, and usually of a bright red colour when full grown.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large marine scorpænoid food fish (Sebastes marinus) found on the northern coasts of Europe and America. called also red perch, hemdurgan, Norway haddok, and also, erroneously, snapper, bream, and bergylt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A scorpæmoid fish, the Norway haddock, Sebastes marinus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. North Atlantic rockfish
  • n. large fish of northern Atlantic coasts of America and Europe

Etymologies

rose +‎ fish, from its colour. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Hello, blackbelly rosefish, John dory and splendid alfonsino.

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  • Though monkfish remain rare in Greenland, they appear to be taking advantage to the island's warmer sea temperatures-as are fellow relatively shallow-water species, including Mueller's pearlsides, whiting, blackbelly rosefish, and snake pipefish.

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  • Janet Nye, a postdoctoral researcher at NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and the lead author of the study, looked at annual spring survey data from 1968 to 2007 for stocks ranging from Atlantic cod and haddock to yellowtail and winter flounders, spiny dogfish, Atlantic herring, and less well-known species like blackbelly rosefish.

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  • Janet Nye, a postdoctoral researcher at NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. and the lead author of the study, looked at annual spring survey data from 1968 to 2007 for stocks ranging from Atlantic cod and haddock to yellowtail and winter flounders, spiny dogfish, Atlantic herring, and less well-known species like blackbelly rosefish.

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  • In this case, rose, by any other name, a fish.

    December 2, 2010