Sebastichthys ruber
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • garrupa — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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