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

  • n. A perchlike food fish (Arripis georgianus) of Australia and New Zealand.
  • n. A small fish (Trachichthys australis) with rough scales, found in shallow waters along the southeast coast of Australia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The orange roughy, Hoplostethus atlanticus.
  • n. Any of several marine fish of the related genus Trachichthys, which have rough and spiny scales.

Etymologies

Probably from rough.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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