Orange Roughy Definition

rufē
noun
A bright reddish-orange food fish (Hoplostethus atlanticus) of an order (Beryciformes, family Trachichthyidae) of deep-sea bony fishes with primitive bony rays.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Orange Roughy

Noun

Singular:
orange roughy
Plural:
orange roughies

Origin of Orange Roughy

  • orange (in reference to its color) roughy (probably from rough) (in reference to the texture of its scales, perhaps also influenced by Australian English ruffy, roughy ruff (the fish Arripis georgianus))

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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