• WordNet 3.6
    • n rosefish large fish of northern Atlantic coasts of America and Europe
    • n rosefish North Atlantic rockfish
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rosefish (Zoöl) A large marine scorpænoid food fish (Sebastes marinus) found on the northern coasts of Europe and America. called also red perch hemdurgan Norway haddok, and also, erroneously, snapper bream, and bergylt.☞ When full grown it is usually bright rose-red or orange-red; the young are usually mottled with red and ducky brown.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rosefish A scorpæmoid fish, the Norway haddock, Sebastes marinus. It inhabits both coasts of the North Atlantic; it is mostly orange-red. Also called snapper, bergylt, redfish, etc. See cut under Sebastes.
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