galjoen, noun

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Origin:
Afrikaans, South African Dutch, DutchShow more Afrikaans (earlier South African Dutch), from Dutch galjoen galleon; see quotation 1902.
1. The marine fish Coracinus capensis of the Coracinidae; black bream; blackfish sense 1; damba sense a; galleon; highwater. Also attributive.
Note:
The name ‘galjoen’ is used for this species in Smith and Heemstra’s Smiths' Sea Fishes (1986).
1880 C.W. in Cape Monthly Mag. II. Mar. 157A strong built dingy,..two galjoen nets,..a..box of tackle.
1993 Prochazka & Griffiths in Afr. Wildlife Vol.47 No.1, 19Information on the growth rates, movement patterns and population densities of galjoen have been obtained through a concerted tag and release programme...To date some 10 000 galjoen have been caught and tagged.
2. With distinguishing epithet: banded galjoen, bastard galjoen, (a) Coracinus multifasciatus of the Coracinidae; damba sense b; (b) the parrot fish (sense 1), Oplegnathus conwayi.
Note:
The name ‘banded galjoen’ is used for C. multifasciatus in Smith and Heemstra’s Smiths' Sea Fishes (1986).
1949 J.L.B. Smith Sea Fishes of Sn Afr. 249Coracinus multifasciatus...Banded Galjoen or Bastard Galjoen, or Damba (Eastern Cape — Natal).
1949 J.L.B. Smith Sea Fishes of Sn Afr. 249 [see quot. at banded galjoen].
The marine fish Coracinus capensis of the Coracinidae; black bream; blackfish1; dambaa; galleon; highwater. Also attributive.
banded galjoen, bastard galjoen, (a) Coracinus multifasciatus of the Coracinidae; dambab; (b) the parrot fish (sense 1), Oplegnathus conwayi.

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