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sancord, noun

Forms:
Also sanchord.
Origin:
MalayShow more Unknown; perhaps adaptation of Malay sangkor bayonet (the spines of the Scorpaenidae inflict intensely painful stabs which, if deep, may be dangerous).
Either of two species of scorpionfish (Scorpaenidae): a. The Jacopever (sense 1 a), Helicolenus dactylopterus. b. The Jacopever (sense 1 c), Trachyscorpia capensis.
1887 S.W. Silver & Co.’s Handbk to S. Afr. 181Sebastes maculatus. Sancord. A delicious fish, not very common.
1979 Snyman & Klarie Free from Sea 33Jacobever, Sancord...An attractive red fish with delicately-flavoured flesh, marketed in South Africa as Sea Bream.
The Jacopever (sense 1 a), Helicolenus dactylopterus.
The Jacopever (sense 1 c), Trachyscorpia capensis.

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