Cape salmon, noun phrase

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EnglishShow more Cape + English salmon.
Any of several species of marine fish.
1. Either of two species of kob (family Sciaenidae): a. In the Western Cape: the geelbek (sense 1 a), Atractoscion aequidens. b. In KwaZulu-Natal: the kabeljou, Argyrosomus hololepidotus. In these senses also called salmon.
1846 H.H. Methuen Life in Wilderness 17The cape salmon, a heavy fish, in size and in external aspect somewhat resembling its British namesake.
1856 Cape of G.H. Almanac & Annual Register 283Fish abound in the rivers..and in the bay. The mullet, rock cod, and Cape Salmon, are most esteemed.
1865 Hardwicke’s Science Gossip 64Cape Salmon, Under this name the ‘Geelbek’..has been eulogized...Why call it Cape Salmon?
1905 H.E.B. Brooking in E. London Dispatch 14 Aug. 7The kabeljaauw (sciaena aquila) is sometimes called Cape salmon by the deep sea fishermen.
1910 J. Runcie Idylls by Two Oceans 31Rachel varied the diet of her bairns with things from the dust bin. The head of a snoek or harder or Cape salmon she would bring along in her mouth.
1936 M. Higham Hsehold Cookery (1939) 26Certain large fish, notably Kabeljouw, Cape Salmon and Stockfish are in season during the summer.
1950 H. Gerber Cape Cookery 74For this old Cape favourite choose any firm fish, such as snoek, Cape salmon, kabeljou, albacore, etc.
1973 Farmer’s Weekly 13 June 101The species being tagged include grunter and white steenbras, elf (shad), kob (Kabeljauw or Cape Salmon in Natal) haarder (mullet) and leervis (garrick).
1979 Weekend Argus 10 Mar.Various fish dishes such as sea food soup, rollmops in mustard cream, fresh grilled crayfish, perlemoen,..kingklip in parsley sauce and Cape salmon.
1989 E. Platter in Style Dec. 18At lunch your straight-from-the-line red roman, red steenbras, kob, Cape salmon and yellowtail..is simply grilled or batterfried.
2. Especially in the Eastern Cape: the springer (sense 2 a), Elops machnata.
1905 E. London Dispatch 14 Aug. (Pettman)Our Cape salmon (Elops saurus) must not be confounded with the geelbek or yellow-mouth (Otolithus aequidens).
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 114Cape salmon,..(2) On the east coast — Port Elizabeth, East London, etc. Elops saurus is thus designated.
1949 J.L.B. Smith Sea Fishes of Sn Afr. 86Elops Saurus Linnaeus..Wildevis (Mossel Bay — Knysna). Cape salmon (Knysna — East London). Skipjack (Transkei)..Springer (Natal).
1972 Grocott’s Mail 28 Jan. 3One [catch] was a skipjack (Elops Saurus,..also called Cape salmon, Springer, or wildevis), weighing 3,600 kg, caught in the surf from a high rock.
Any of several species of marine fish.
the geelbek (sense 1 a), Atractoscion aequidens.
the kabeljou, Argyrosomus hololepidotus. In these senses also called salmon.
Especially in the Eastern Cape: the springer (sense 2 a), Elops machnata.

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