streepdassie, noun

AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, streep stripe + dassie (see dassie sense 2).
The zebra, Diplodus cervinus hottentotus.
[1906 H.E.B. Brooking in E. London Dispatch 26 June 3‘Sargus cervinus’..also called ‘wilde paard’, ‘striped dasje’, and ‘five-fingers.’]
1934 C.P. Swart Supplement to Pettman. 169Streepdassie,..The Diplodus cervinus is so called on account of the well-defined stripes running across the body of the fish, which for the same reason is called Zebra in Natal.
1949 J.L.B. Smith Sea Fishes of Sn Afr. 269Diplodus trifasciatus...Streepdassie. Wildeperd (Cape). Bontrok (Knysna). Zebra (General).
The zebra, Diplodus cervinus hottentotus.
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