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carpenter, noun

Forms:
Also karpenter.
Plurals:
unchanged, or carpenters.
Origin:
South African DutchShow more Probably adaptation of South African Dutch kaapenaar one from the Cape.
The small seabream Argyrozona argyrozona of the Sparidae; Kaapenaar sense 2; silver-fish sense 1 a. See also doppie sense 2.
Note:
A fish of some commercial importance. The name ‘carpenter’ is used for this species in Smith and Heemstra’s Smith’s Sea Fishes (1986).
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 116Carpenter, This word seems to be a corruption of Kaapenaar; Dentex argyroxona is so called in East London.
1993 R. Van der Elst Guide to Common Sea Fishes 336The flesh of the carpenter is excellent, and significant commercial catches are still made by line-boats and trawlers.
The small seabream Argyrozona argyrozona of the Sparidae; Kaapenaar2; silver-fish1 a.

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