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zebra, noun

Origin:
EnglishShow more Transferred sense of general English zebra the quadruped Equus zebra; so called for its similar black stripes.
In full zebra fish: the seabream Diplodus cervinus hottentotus of the Sparidae, a distinctively-coloured fish with a silver-gold body and vertical black stripes; bontrok sense a; dassie sense 2 c; hangberger sense 1; karanteen sense 1 a; streepdassie; wildepaard sense (b), see wilde sense b; wildeperd, see wilde sense b.
Note:
The name ‘zebra’ is used for this species in Smith and Heemstra’s Smiths' Sea Fishes (1986).
1905 H.E.B. Brooking in E. London Dispatch 29 July 7A few fish are being taken from the Buffalo..silvers and grunters, and occasionally a small skate or zebra.
1980 E. Prov. Herald 31 July 15When I used to go gully fishing..I found a piece of crayfish lashed to the hook with a short piece of shirring elastic the best bait for fish such as hottentot, galjoen, zebra and the other fish found in our gullies.
the seabream Diplodus cervinus hottentotus of the Sparidae, a distinctively-coloured fish with a silver-gold body and vertical black stripes; bontroka; dassie2 c; hangberger1; karanteen1 a; streepdassie; wildepaard sense (b), see wildeb; wildeperd, see wildeb.

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