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harder, noun

Forms:
haarder, hardersShow more Also haarder, harders, harter.
Origin:
DutchShow more Dutch, ‘mullet’.
Any of several species of either marine or freshwater mullet of the Mugilidae, plentiful in Cape waters, especially the marine mullet Liza richardsonii; springer sense 2 b. Also attributive. See also bokkem.
Note:
In Smith and Heemstra’s Smiths' Sea Fishes (1986) the name ‘southern mullet’ is used for Liza richardsonii.
1731 G. Medley tr. of P. Kolben’s Present State of Cape of G.H. II. 193There is..about the Cape a Sort of Herrings the Cape-Europeans call Harters.
1993 Flying Springbok Apr. 126Bokkems — harders salted and dried like biltong — are a popular snack.
Any of several species of either marine or freshwater mullet of the Mugilidae, plentiful in Cape waters, especially the marine mullet Liza richardsonii; springer2 b. Also attributive.

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