Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A bright red marine food fish (Sebastes marinus) of North Atlantic waters.
  • noun Any of several other fishes that are reddish in color, especially the red drum.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An Australian holothurian, Actinopyga obesa.
  • noun The blue-backed salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka.
  • noun The red perch or rose-fish, Sebastes marinus or viviparus.
  • noun The labroid fish Trochocopus or Pimelometopon pulcher; the fathead. See cut under fathead.
  • noun The red-drum, Sciæna ocellata or Sciænops ocellatus; the southern red-horse.
  • noun A preparation of fish, very popular among the Malays.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The blueback salmon of the North Pacific; -- called also nerka. See blueback (b).
  • noun The rosefish.
  • noun A large California labroid food fish (Trochocopus pulcher); -- called also fathead.
  • noun The red bass, red drum, or drumfish. See the Note under drumfish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Edible red rockfish, Sebastes marinus, found in North America, also called rosefish or ocean perch.
  • noun A large red edible fish, Sciaenops ocellata, also called channel bass or red drum.
  • noun A slimehead.

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

  • noun large edible fish found off coast of United States from Massachusetts to Mexico
  • noun North Atlantic rockfish
  • noun male salmon that has recently spawned

Etymologies

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red +‎ fish

Examples

  • Red drum that weighs less than ten pounds and is less than three years old is called redfish or puppy drum.

    One Big Table

  • 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.

    Louisiana's Redfish Culture is Running Out of Marsh

  • 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.

    One Big Table

  • The drum, also called redfish or spottail bass, is already thrashing around controversy over catch limits.

    Stories: Local News

  • Florida anglers routinely rate red drum (more commonly called redfish) at the top of the popularity list.

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  • Florida anglers routinely rate red drum (more commonly called redfish) at the top of the popularity list.

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  • 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.

    Oil Spill: Gulf Fishermen Distrust Government Seafood Testing, Don't Think Fisheries Are Safe To Open

  • Mississippi to harvesting of shrimp and "fin fish" such as redfish, mullet and trout.

    Las Vegas News - LasVegasNOW.com

  • Mississippi to harvesting of shrimp and "fin fish" such as redfish, mullet and trout.

    The Seattle Times

  • Mississippi to harvesting of shrimp and "fin fish" such as redfish, mullet and trout.

    Local News from Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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