Jacob Evertson, noun phrase

Forms:
Jacob Eversson, Jacob EvertShow more Also Jacob Eversson, Jacob Evert, Jacob Evertsen, Jacop Evertsen, Jakob Evertsen.
Origin:
See quotation 1731.
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1. An early form of Jacopever: a. The Jacopever (sense 1 a), Helicolenus dactylopterus. b. The Jacopever (sense 1 b), Sebastes capensis. c. The Jacopever (sense 1 c), Trachyscorpia capensis.
[1727 J.G. Scheuchzer tr. of E. Kaempfer’s Hist. of Japan I. 136Ara is what the Dutch in the Indies call Jacobs Ewertz.]
1731 G. Medley tr. of P. Kolben’s Present State of Cape of G.H. II. 197Francisci..related how the Red Stone-Brassem at the Cape came by the Name of Jacob Eversson...‘There was,..at the Cape, many years ago, a Master of a ship, whose name was Jacob Eversson. This man had a very red Face..so deep-pitted with the Small Pox, that his Beard, which was black, could never be shav’d so close, but that several hairs would remain in the Pock-Frets. So that his Face..had the colour, and seemed to have the Specks of the Red Stone-Brassem...The crew dining..very jovially upon this Sort of Fish, one of them took it in his Head, in a Fit of Mirth, to call it the Jacob Eversson...The Settlers..very merrily agreed to call a Red Stone-Brassem a Jacob Eversson ever after’.
[1798 S.H. Wilcocke tr. of J.S. Stavorinus’s Voy. to E. Indies II. 352There is likewise, it is said, a large fish near the pier-head at Amboyna, to which the name of Jacob Evertsen has been given.]
1801 J. Barrow Trav. I. 31The Scorpoena Capensis, here called Jacob Evertson, is a firm, dry fish, but not very commonly used.
1823 W.W. Bird State of Cape of G.H. 159The hottentot, jacob evert, elft, hake or stockfish, the king klipfish, the steen brazen and the stompneus are all of excellent quality.
1853 L. Pappe Synopsis of Edible Fishes 14Sebastes Capensis...Called Jacob Evertsen, after a Dutch Captain, remarkable for a red face and large projecting eyes.
1887 S.W. Silver & Co.’s Handbk to S. Afr. 181Scorpaenidae. Sebastes Capensis...Jacob Evertsen...A highly-prized fish for the table. Common in Table Bay.
1927 Annals of S. Afr. Museum XXI. 908Sebastichthys capensis (Gmel.) Jacob Evertson.
1968 J.L.B. Smith High Tide 36Kolb..gives quite reasonable accounts of..Jacop Evertsen, Hottentot, Red steenbras, Red Stompnose,..and rays.
1972 [see sancord].
2. With qualifying word: bastard Jacob Evertson, (a) The Jacopever (sense 1 b), Sebastes capensis; (b) Kyphosus spp.; see also blue fish sense 2.
1887 S.W. Silver & Co.’s Handbk to S. Afr. 183Squammipennes. Pimelepterus fuscus...Bastard Jacob Evertsen...Flesh well favoured. Caught in Simon’s Bay, &c.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 423Sancord, Sebastes maculatus. Known as the bastard Jakob Evertsen.
The Jacopever (sense 1 a), Helicolenus dactylopterus.
The Jacopever (sense 1 b), Sebastes capensis.
The Jacopever (sense 1 c), Trachyscorpia capensis.
The Jacopever (sense 1 b), Sebastes capensis;
Kyphosus spp.;
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