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moggel, noun

Forms:
Also moekul, mogel.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, perhaps from Dutch moggel, mokkel a plump child or woman; or an adaptation of the generic name Mugil.
1. Any of several freshwater fishes of the genus Labeo (family Cyprinidae), especially Labeo umbratus. 2.  yellowfish sense a.
1838 J.E. Alexander Exped. into Int. I. 144When my people came back in the evening with two of three large moekul or flat heads, they were knocked up with the distance, the heat, and the sand. The flat head, or Silurus Gariepinus, (so named by my friend Mr Burchell)..is about three feet long, of a dark green colour above, and white below..The taste of this, the commonest of the Great River fish, and of the streams which flow into it, resembles that of the eel.
1992 P. Cullinan Robert Jacob Gordon 82 (caption)The ‘moggel’ or mud mullet (Labeo umbratus) — a common Cape fish found in river mouths.
Any of several freshwater fishes of the genus Labeo (family Cyprinidae), especially Labeo umbratus. 2. yellowfisha.

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