kabeljou, noun

Forms:
cabaljao, cabeliauShow more Also cabaljao, cabeliau, cabeljauw, cabeljou, cableow, cobblejaw, gabeljouw, kabbeljauw, kabbeljiaauw, kabeljaau, kabeljaauw, kabeljau, kabeljauw, kabeljou, kabeljouw, kaboljou, keppeljou, kobeljauw.
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Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, earlier Dutch kabeljauw cod.
The marine fish Argyrosomus hololepidotus of the Sciaenidae, an important source of food; Cape salmon sense 1 b; also called cob (noun1), kob (sense a).
1731 G. Medley tr. of P. Kolben’s Present State of Cape of G.H. II. 188At the Cape there are several sorts of the Fish call’d Cabeliau...The Cabeliau, boil’d fresh, is very tender and delicate Food. But when ’tis boil’d salted, ’tis somewhat tough.
1993 P. Goosen in Getaway Nov. 127The whole area..is good for surf fishing, and you can expect to catch kabeljou (commonly called kob), elf, steenbras and galjoen.
The marine fish Argyrosomus hololepidotus of the Sciaenidae, an important source of food; Cape salmon1 b; also called cob (noun), kob (sense a).

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