What does rockfish mean?

Definitions for rockfish

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word rockfish.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rockfishnoun

    the lean flesh of any of various valuable market fish caught among rocks

  2. rockfishnoun

    marine food fish found among rocks along the northern coasts of Europe and America

  3. striped bass, striper, Roccus saxatilis, rockfishnoun

    marine food and game fish with dark longitudinal stripes; migrates upriver to spawn; sometimes placed in the genus Morone


  1. rockfishnoun

    Any of a large number of different species of fish, which dwell among rocks, specifically:

  2. rockfishnoun

    The rock salmon, the flesh of some fish


  1. Rockfish

    Rockfish is a common term for several species of fish, referring to their tendency to hide among rocks. The name rockfish is used for many kinds of fish used for food. This common name belongs to several groups that are not closely related, and can be arbitrary.Specific examples of fish termed rockfish include: The family Sebastidae, marine fishes that inhabit oceans around the world. They may be included in the family Scorpaenidae.Sebastes, a commercially important genus of fish in the Sebastidae inhabiting mainly the North Pacific, but with a few species in the North Atlantic and southern oceans Acanthoclinus, a genus of fish from New Zealand Bull huss or bull huss (Scyliorhinus stellaris), a shark known as rock salmon when used in cuisine Hexagrammos, a genus of greenling from the North Pacific Hypoplectrodes, a genus of fish in the family Serranidae Salvelinus, a genus of fish in the salmon family The stonefishes (genus Synanceia), venomous fishes from the Indo-Pacific Striped bass (Morone saxatilis), a species of fish from North America Groupers, fish in the subfamily Epinephelinae Certain fish of genus Scorpaena, such as the Madeira rockfish (S. maderensis), a common Mediterranean species Myliobatis goodei, which is sometimes called "rockfish"


  1. rockfish

    Rockfish is a common name for various species of fish that are part of the Scorpaenidae family. They are characterized by their ability to inhabit rocky, coastal areas and are often found in the Pacific Ocean, especially the coastal waters of North America. Many of them have a venomous spine and exhibit vibrant colors. These marine fish are also known for their longevity, with some species living up to 200 years. They are commonly harvested for commercial use in seafood.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rockfishnoun

    any one of several California scorpaenoid 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

  2. Rockfishnoun

    the striped bass. See Bass

  3. Rockfishnoun

    any one of several species of Florida and Bermuda groupers of the genus Epinephelus

  4. Rockfishnoun

    an American fresh-water darter; the log perch


  1. Rockfish

    Rockfish is a census-designated place in Hoke County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 2,353 at the 2000 census.

How to pronounce rockfish?

How to say rockfish in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rockfish in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rockfish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for rockfish

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for rockfish »


Find a translation for the rockfish definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"rockfish." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 27 Feb. 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/rockfish>.

Discuss these rockfish definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for rockfish? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    make worse
    • A. disturb
    • B. aggravate
    • C. refine
    • D. jeopardize

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for rockfish: