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.
1900 J.D.F. Gilchrist Hist. of Local Names of Cape Fish 224 (Pettman)We have hitherto considered names for which derivations can be suggested..There are a few, however, for which no plausible derivation can be discovered. These are bafaro, assous..forfarin, sanchord.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 423Sancord, Sebastes maculatus. Known as the bastard Jakob Evertsen.
1949 J.L.B. Smith Sea Fishes of Sn Afr. 369Helicolenus maculatus (Cuvier). Sancord. Jacopever (West Coast)...Attains 15 ins. From Walfish Bay to Natal..sometimes quite abundant in the trawl. Flesh palatable.
1951 L.G. Green Grow Lovely 90It is possible that such mysterious names as bafaro, sancord, halfcord and kartonkel are really Malay names.
1972 L.G. Green When Journey’s Over 147Season after season he offered the pop-eyed Jakob Evertsen or Jakopiver, the slender and delicious Sancord and the stout kabeljou.
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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