noun Date: 15th century any of various reddish fishes: as a. (1) a marine scorpaenid food fish (Sebastes marinus) of the northern Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America that is usually bright rose red or orange red when mature — called also rosefish (2) a fish (Sebastes mentella) related to the redfish b. red drum

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