bontrok, noun

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, bont parti-coloured + rok garment.
?obsolete
In the Western Cape: either of two species of seabream of the Sparidae: a. The zebra, Diplodus cervinus hottentotus. b. Lithognathus mormyrus; sand steenbras, see steenbras sense b.
1902 [see bontrokkie].
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 77Bontrok,..The Mossel Bay name of a species of Dentex referring probably to its varied colouring.
1930 C.L. Biden Sea-Angling Fishes 237Family Sparidae: species Diplodus (or Sargus) cervinus (Lowe)...Local names: Luderitz — Mossel Bay — Wildeperd. Knysna — Wildeperd; Bontrok.
1947 K.H. Barnard Pict. Guide to S. Afr. Fishes 152Zee-basje or Bontrok (Lithognathus mormyrus), A similar but smaller fish.
1949 J.L.B. Smith Sea Fishes of Sn Afr. 269Diplodus trifasciatus...Streepdassie. Wildeperd (Cape). Bontrok (Knysna).
1949 J.L.B. Smith Sea Fishes of Sn Afr. 273Lithognathus Mormyrus...Seebas. Bontrok. Severrim (Cape).
The zebra, Diplodus cervinus hottentotus.
Lithognathus mormyrus; sand steenbras, see steenbrasb.
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