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strepie, noun

Forms:
Also streepie, and (formerly) streepje.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, ‘little striped one’, streep stripe + diminutive suffix -ie.
The seabream Sarpa salpa of the Sparidae, a small fish (with gold and silver stripes) which is often used by anglers as bait; bamboo fish; bamvoosie; karanteen sense 1 c; mooi nooitje; Natal karanteen, silver karanteen, or striped karanteen, see karanteen sense 2; steentjie sense 1 b. Also attributive.
Note:
The name ‘strepie’ is used for this species in Smith and Heemstra’s Smiths' Sea Fishes (1986).
1913 W.W. Thompson Sea Fisheries of Cape Col. 61The pretty little bamboo-fish of the Cape is also known as stink-fish, and is the mooi nooitje of Hermanus and Struis Bay, the streepje of the Knysna and the silver karanteen of Natal.
1989 Weekend Post 23 Dec. 5Prof Hecht said signs of complete recovery of the estuary created by the marina walls were very encouraging. ‘We have already found samples of marine fish such as butterfly fish, the strepie and zebra in the canals themselves.’
The seabream Sarpa salpa of the Sparidae, a small fish (with gold and silver stripes) which is often used by anglers as bait; bamboo fish; bamvoosie; karanteen1 c; mooi nooitje; Natal karanteen, silver karanteen, or striped karanteen, see karanteen2; steentjie1 b. Also attributive.

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