Rose"fish` (?), n. Zool.
A large marine scorpaenoid food fish (Sebastes marinus) found on the northern coasts of Europe and America. called also red perch, hemdurgan, Norway haddok, and also, erroneously, snapper, bream, and bergylt.
⇒ When full grown it is usually bright rose-red or orange-red; the young are usually mottled with red and ducky brown.
© Webster 1913.