One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Australian the Australian herring, Arripis georgianus (family Arripidae), a small, edible, rough-scaled fish found in coastal waters of southern Australia (also called roughy).
2English regional the ruffe, Gymnocephalus cernuus (rare).
Late 19th century; earliest use found in John Conigrave (b. 1843).
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