• WordNet 3.6
    • n rockfish marine food and game fish with dark longitudinal stripes; migrates upriver to spawn; sometimes placed in the genus Morone
    • n rockfish marine food fish found among rocks along the northern coasts of Europe and America
    • n rockfish the lean flesh of any of various valuable market fish caught among rocks
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rockfish (Zoöl) Any one of several California scorpænoid 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.☞ The term is locally applied to various other fishes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rockfish A name of several fishes which are found about rocks. The striped-bass, Roccus lineatus, a fine game-fish highly esteemed for the table. See Roccus, and cut under bass.
    • n rockfish A codfish split, washed, and dried on the rocks.
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In literature:

She had b'long' ter a gemman over on Rockfish, w'at died, en whose 'state ha' ter be sol' fer ter pay his debts.
"The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1995, Memorial Issue" by Various
He ax' de po' buckrah whar he got de mule, en de po' buckrah say his brer raise' de mule down on Rockfish Creek.
"The Conjure Woman" by Charles W. Chesnutt
The mill on the Rockfish is grinding this spring.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
You make the south side of the mountain near Rockfish Gap, one thousand seven hundred and twenty-two feet above Woods.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
For cutting a road from Rockfish gap to Scott's and Nicholas's landing, L400.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Rockfish Gap's back where we came from.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
He caught a rockfish and Nicholas boiled it in milk for our breakfast.
"Wild Oranges" by Joseph Hergesheimer
Hoping to protect Rockfish Gap, General Early had his Confederate forces quartered in the town.
"Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia" by Carrie Hunter Willis
About two years after the birth of Mildred, he had purchased a tract of land in the then new and frontier country lying upon the Rockfish river.
"Horse-Shoe Robinson" by John Pendleton Kennedy
Narwhals feed on a variety of organisms, including cod, rockfish, flounder, and crabs, but their diet consists primarily of squid.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood

In news:

The scary fact is that the squid are caught near the main habitat for deep-water rockfish.
Even if I hadn't spotted Charlie Bauer in the open kitchen at Rockfish, I'd recognize the Annapolis restaurant as the chef's handiwork.
The 2012 rockfish spawn was a disaster: the lowest on record.
New State Record RockFish Click to enlarge.
Maryland's Official Rockfish Tournament and Feastival.
Winter hard on rockfish .
New format makes 'Monster Rockfish Tournament' bigger.
Rockfish adds a twist to Waypoint's Reuben sandwich.
Just south of I-64 in central Virginia is the Rockfish Valley Trail, where you can see ducks, sparrows, kingfishers, and woodpeckers.
WDFW solicits comments on rockfish .
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting public comments on the scope and direction of a new management plan currently being developed for Puget Sound rockfish .
Former Rockfish chef Kenny Bowers opens Kenny's Wood Fired Grill in Addison.
While the halibut bite was spotty, the rockfish action was nothing short of stellar.
Maryland Natural Resources Police say six men have been charged this month with rockfish violations in Ocean City.
The Chesapeake rockfish at Stephen's is served with what has to be the best grits cake on the Blue Ridge Parkway.