rock cod
Rockfish Rock"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any one of several California scorp[ae]noid food fishes of the genus {Sebastichthys}, as the red rockfish ({Sebastichthys ruber}). They are among the most important of California market fishes. Called also {rock cod}, and {garrupa}. (b) The striped bass. See {Bass}. (c) Any one of several species of Florida and Bermuda groupers of the genus {Epinephelus}. (d) An American fresh-water darter; the log perch. [1913 Webster]

Note: The term is locally applied to various other fishes. [1913 Webster]


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  • Rock cod — Rock Rock, n. [OF. roke, F. roche; cf. Armor. roc h, and AS. rocc.] 1. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See {Stone}. [1913 Webster] Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I. Sir …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rock cod — Cod Cod, n. [Cf. G. gadde, and (in Heligoland) gadden, L. gadus merlangus.] (Zo[ o]l.) An important edible fish ({Gadus morrhua}), taken in immense numbers on the northern coasts of Europe and America. It is especially abundant and large on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rock cod — ☆ rock cod n. any of various marine fishes found around rocks, as various rockfishes …   English World dictionary

  • Rock cod — Taxobox name = Rock cod regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Gadiformes familia = Moridae genus = Lotella species = L. rhacina binomial = Lotella rhacina binomial authority = Forster, 1801The rock cod ( Lotella… …   Wikipedia

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  • rock cod — noun 1. : rockfish 2. : any of several groupers of the genus Epinephelus; especially : black rock cod 3. : a cod that is a variety of the true cod …   Useful english dictionary

  • rock cod — noun Date: 1634 rockfish a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rock cod — rockfish (defs. 1 3). [1625 35] * * * …   Universalium

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