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Lucy, noun

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Unknown.
In the Eastern Cape: the red stumpnose (see stumpnose sense 2), Chrysoblephus gibbiceps.
1930 C.L. Biden Sea-Angling Fishes 169The red stumpnose is known as ‘Lucy’ by many anglers at East London and Port Elizabeth.
1957 S. Schoeman Strike! 36There seems to have been a tendency in certain quarters to give it (sc. the red stumpnose) the name of a person whose features it resembled to a marked degree. At Port Elizabeth and East London, for instance, anglers refer to the red stump as ‘Lucy’.
In the Eastern Cape: the red stumpnosestumpnose2, Chrysoblephus gibbiceps.

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