AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, baard beard + man man.
Also in diminutive forms baardmannetje, baardmannetjie/-manəki/.
1. Any of various fishes with barbels on the lips and/or chin. a.The marine fish Umbrina canariensis of the kob family (Sciaenidae).b.The freshwater fish Barbus andrewi of the Cyprinidae; also called yellowfish (sense a).
In Smith and Heemstra’s Smiths' Sea Fishes (1986), the name ‘baardman’ is used for Umbrina canariensis.
1853L. PappeSynopsis of Edible Fishes 16Umbrina capensis..Baardmannetje. Snout obtuse.., lower jaw shortest with a barbel...Measures from 2 to 2½ feet, and is reputed for its delicious flesh.
1907E. London Dispatch 5 Dec. (Pettman)Baartman (white-fish, barbel, catfish), a well-known ugly species of the family Siluridae.
1913W.W. ThompsonSea Fisheries of Cape Col. 138A very similar species, but not much esteemed for eating, is the White-visch or Baardman (Barbus capensis) which is fairly plentiful at times in the Breede and Dwars Rivers.
1951L.G. GreenGrow Lovely 91The baardman has a feeler under the jaw.
1972Grocott’s Mail 17 Mar. 3He gave me to understand that the baardman were also about. These wily fish are seldom taken in any numbers although they are often seen in the waves close inshore.
1982S. Afr. Fishing Apr.–May 10At present the surf areas are..providing most of the action in the form of baardman, steenbras, elf, leerfish and cob.
1992V. Kabalin inAfr. WildlifeVol.46No.2, 201We would like to see an immediate cancellation of this..privilege until it can be scientifically proven that this..open season has no ill effect on the sustainable stock in the Bay of yellowtail, kob, baartman, elf and steenbras.
1967E. RosenthalEncycl. of Sn Afr. 30Baardman..or Scaly Weaver, One of the commonest little birds of dry areas.
1985G.L. MacleanRoberts’ Birds of Sn Afr. 714Identification: Small..forecrown black, scaled white (hence ‘Scalyfeathered’)..below whitish with bold black malar stripes (good field character, hence ‘Baardmannetjie’).
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