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rose +‎ fish, from its colour.


rosefish (plural rosefishes or rosefish)

  1. A large marine food fish, Sebastes norvegicus, found on the northern coasts of Europe and America, and usually of a bright red colour when full grown.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for rosefish in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)