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

  Rosefish \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.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: When full grown it is usually bright rose-red or
           orange-red; the young are usually mottled with red and
           ducky brown.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: North Atlantic rockfish [syn: redfish, rosefish, ocean
      2: large fish of northern Atlantic coasts of America and Europe
         [syn: rosefish, ocean perch, Sebastodes marinus]

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