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English Dictionary: rockfish by the DICT Development Group
5 results for rockfish
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
rockfish
n
  1. the lean flesh of any of various valuable market fish caught among rocks
  2. marine food fish found among rocks along the northern coasts of Europe and America
  3. marine food and game fish with dark longitudinal stripes; migrates upriver to spawn; sometimes placed in the genus Morone
    Synonym(s): striped bass, striper, Roccus saxatilis, rockfish
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
  
  
      {Log glass} (Naut.), a small sandglass used to time the
            running out of the log line.
  
      {Log line} (Naut.), a line or cord about a hundred and fifty
            fathoms long, fastened to the log-chip. See Note under 2d
            {Log}, n., 2.
  
      {Log perch} (Zo[94]l.), an ethiostomoid fish, or darter
            ({Percina caprodes}); -- called also {hogfish} and
            {rockfish}.
  
      {Log reel} (Naut.), the reel on which the log line is wound.
           
  
      {Log slate}. (Naut.) See {Log board} (above).
  
      {Rough log} (Naut.), a first draught of a record of the
            cruise or voyage.
  
      {Smooth log} (Naut.), a clean copy of the rough log. In the
            case of naval vessels this copy is forwarded to the proper
            officer of the government.
  
      {To heave the log} (Naut.), to cast the log-chip into the
            water; also, the whole process of ascertaining a vessel's
            speed by the log.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rockfish \Rock"fish`\, n. (Zo[94]l.)
      (a) Any one of several California scorp[91]noid food fishes
            of the genus {Sebastichthys}, as the red rockfish ({S.
            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.
  
      Note: The term is locally applied to various other fishes.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Garrupa \Gar*ru"pa\, n. [Prob. fr. Pg. garupa crupper. Cf.
      {Grouper} the fish.] (Zo[94]l.)
      One of several species of California market fishes, of the
      genus {Sebastichthys}; -- called also {rockfish}. See
      {Rockfish}.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Rockfish, VA
      Zip code(s): 22971
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