Cape lady, noun phrase

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EnglishShow more Cape + English lady.
Any of several marine and freshwater fishes:
1. The fransmadam, Boopsoidea inornata.
1949 J.L.B. Smith Sea Fishes of Sn Afr. 274Boopsoidea inornata Castlenau...Frans Madame or Jacopever (Cape)..Cape Lady (Transkei).
2. The pampelmoesie, Stromateus fiatola.
1949 J.L.B. Smith Sea Fishes of Sn Afr. 303Stromateus fiatola Linnaeus. [Stromateus Capensis Pappe.] Butterfish. Cape Lady. Pampelmoes. Bluefish...Attains 18 ins. An Atlantic species.
1971 L.G. Green Taste of S.-Easter 187A comparative rarity known as the butterfish...Others referred to the Cape Lady or steenklipvis.
1979 Snyman & Klarie Free from Sea 26Butter Fish, Cape Lady, Pampelmoes, Bluefish.
3. The moonfish (sense 1 a), Monodactylus falciformis.
1949 J.L.B. Smith Sea Fishes of Sn Afr. 233Monodactylus falciformis Lacepede...Cape Lady (Knysna). Moon-fish. Moony. Kite-fish. Seakite (Eastern Cape and Natal)...Brilliant silvery with iridescence.
1967 R.A. Jubb Freshwater Fishes of Sn Afr. 192Monodactylus falciformis..Cape lady or Moony...Monodactylus argenteus..Moon-fish.
The fransmadam, Boopsoidea inornata.
The pampelmoesie, Stromateus fiatola.
The moonfish (sense 1 a), Monodactylus falciformis.

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