rock salmon

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In the British fishmongery trade, the term rock salmon covers a multitude of sins. It has been used since at least the 1930s for any fish which, if its real identity were known, would put the customers off. The commonest recipients of the name have been the dogfish and the wolffish. An alternative euphemism also occasionally encountered is rock eel.

Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.

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