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scaly, noun

Forms:
Also scaley, scalie.
Origin:
EnglishShow more Absolute use of English scaly covered in scales.
The freshwater fish Barbus natalensis of the Cyprinidae; also called yellowfish (sense a). Also attributive.
Note:
The name ‘scaly’ is used for this species in Skelton’s Complete Guide to Freshwater Fishes (1993).
1938 RAC Handbk 365‘Scalies’ are the local brand of indigenous fish, and in the waters around Maritzburg many big specimens are captured. There is no season for ‘Scalie’ fishing.
1975 Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. XI. 563The Natal scaly..reaches 5 kg and is restricted to the Pongola system and the rivers of Natal.
The freshwater fish Barbus natalensis of the Cyprinidae; also called yellowfish (sense a). Also attributive.

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