rockfish
Garrupa Gar*ru"pa, n. [Prob. fr. Pg. garupa crupper. Cf. {Grouper} the fish.] (Zo["o]l.) One of several species of California market fishes, of the genus {Sebastichthys}; -- called also {rockfish}. See {Rockfish}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Rockfish — may refer to one of the following fishes: * Striped bass, a member of the Moronidae family (temperate basses). Used most frequently in the mid Atlantic United States where the fish spawns (Delaware, Maryland and Virginia) * Rock salmon, also… …   Wikipedia

  • Rockfish — Rockfish, NC U.S. Census Designated Place in North Carolina Population (2000): 2353 Housing Units (2000): 893 Land area (2000): 5.007130 sq. miles (12.968406 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.003287 sq. miles (0.008513 sq. km) Total area (2000):… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rockfish — [räk′fish΄] n. pl. rockfish or rockfishes (see FISH) any of various fishes of rocky coastal areas, as the striped bass, various groupers, and various scorpaenids (genus Sebastes) …   English World dictionary

  • rockfish — noun 1. the lean flesh of any of various valuable market fish caught among rocks • Hypernyms: ↑saltwater fish • Hyponyms: ↑redfish, ↑rosefish, ↑ocean perch 2. marine food fish found among rocks along the northern coasts of Europe and America • …   Useful english dictionary

  • rockfish — Log Log, n. [Icel. l[=a]g a felled tree, log; akin to E. lie. See {Lie} to lie prostrate.] 1. A bulky piece of wood which has not been shaped by hewing or sawing. [1913 Webster] 2. [Prob. the same word as in sense 1; cf. LG. log, lock, Dan. log,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rockfish — /rok fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) rockfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) rockfishes. 1. any of various fishes found about rocks. 2. See striped bass. 3. any of the North Pacific and Atlantic marine fishes of the genus… …   Universalium

  • Rockfish — Original name in latin Rockfish Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/New York longitude 34.99266 latitude 79.06614 altitude 68 Population 3298 Date 2011 05 14 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • rockfish — /ˈrɒkfɪʃ/ (say rokfish) noun (plural rockfish or rockfishes) 1. any of various fishes found about rocks. 2. the striped bass, Roccus saxatilis. 3. any of the shallow water marine fish of the genus Clinus of southern Africa. 4. any of the North… …   Australian English dictionary

  • rockfish — noun Date: 1598 any of various fishes that live among rocks or on rocky bottoms: as a. any of a genus (Sebastes) of scorpaenid fishes including many important food fishes b. striped bass c. any of several groupers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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