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 for redfish
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Redfish \Red"fish`\ (r[e^]d"f[i^]sh`), n. (Zool.)
     (a) The blueback salmon of the North Pacific; -- called also
         nerka. See Blueback
     (b) .
     (b) The rosefish.
     (c) A large California labroid food fish ({Trochocopus
         pulcher); -- called also fathead.
     (d) The red bass, red drum, or drumfish. See the Note under
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nerka \Ner"ka\, n. [Russ. niarka, prob. fr. native name.]
     The most important salmon of Alaska ({Oncorhinchus nerka),
     ascending in spring most rivers and lakes from Alaska to
     Oregon, Washington, and Idaho; -- called also red salmon,
     redfish, blueback, and sawqui.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: North Atlantic rockfish [syn: redfish, rosefish, ocean
      2: large edible fish found off coast of United States from
         Massachusetts to Mexico [syn: red drum, channel bass,
         redfish, Sciaenops ocellatus]
      3: male salmon that has recently spawned

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