3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Redfish \Red"fish'\ (r[e^]d"f[i^]sh'), noun (Zool.) (a) The blueback salmon of the North Pacific; -- called also {nerka}. See {Blueback} (b) . (b) The rosefish. (c) A large California labroid food fish ({Trochocopus pulcher}); -- called also {fathead}. (d) The red bass, red drum, or drumfish. See the Note under {Drumfish}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Nerka \Ner"ka\, noun [Russ. niarka, prob. fr. native name.] (Zool.) The most important salmon of Alaska ({Oncorhinchus nerka}), ascending in spring most rivers and lakes from Alaska to Oregon, Washington, and Idaho; -- called also {red salmon}, {redfish}, {blueback}, and {sawqui}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: North Atlantic rockfish [syn: {redfish}, {rosefish}, {ocean perch}]

2: large edible fish found off coast of United States from Massachusetts to Mexico [syn: {red drum}, {channel bass}, {redfish}, {Sciaenops ocellatus}]

3: male salmon that has recently spawned

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