Definition of ocean perch in English:

ocean perch

noun

US
  • 1Any of three closely related North Atlantic species, the redfish Sebastes marinus, the deepwater redfish S. mentella, and the Labrador redfish S. fasciatus.

  • 2(In full "Pacific ocean perch") the North Pacific species S. alutus.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in The New York Times.