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geelvis, noun

Forms:
Formerly also geelvisch.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African DutchShow more Afrikaans (earlier South African Dutch geelvisch), geel yellow + vis fish.
yellowfish sense a.
Note:
Used especially of the Clanwilliam yellowfish (see yellowfish sense b), Barbus capensis.
1822 W.J. Burchell Trav. I. 280In the deepest of its (sc. the Zak-rivier’s) pools I found a beautiful kind of carp, entirely of a yellow-green with a brazen lustre. The largest..was at least two feet long...It was known by the name of Geel-visch (Yellow-fish). [Note] Cyprinus aëneus.
1973 S. Afr. Panorama Oct.At the Molopo Oog,..kurpers, geelvis, carp and black bass are bred on a large scale.
yellowfisha.

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