dageraad, noun

Forms:
Also daeraad.
Origin:
South African Dutch, French, DutchShow more South African Dutch, probably from French daurade seabream or ‘gilthead’, influenced by Dutch dageraad dawn, daybreak (see quotations 1913 and 1949).
Any of three species of seabream of the Sparidae: a. Chrysoblephus cristiceps, known for the impressive changes of colour it undergoes when close to death; roman sense 1 b. b. The roman (sense 1 a), C. laticeps. c. The panga (noun1 sense a), Pterogymnus laniarius. In all senses also called daggerhead.
Note:
In Smith and Heemstra’s Smiths' Sea Fishes (1986), the name ‘dageraad’ is used for C. cristiceps.
1843 J.C. Chase Cape of G.H. 168Dageraad — one of the choicest of fishes.
1991 Weekend Post 6 Apr. 4Some of the species that new legislation aims to protect are santer.., dageraad,..and red roman.
Chrysoblephus cristiceps, known for the impressive changes of colour it undergoes when close to death; roman1 b.
The roman (sense 1 a), C. laticeps.
The panga (nouna), Pterogymnus laniarius. In all senses also called daggerhead.

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