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stumpnose, noun

Origin:
South African DutchShow more Translation of South African Dutch stompneus, see stompneus.
1. Any of several species of seabream (family Sparidae): a. (see red stumpnose, sense 2 below). b. (see white stumpnose, sense 2 below). In both senses also called stompneus (sense a), stump (sense a).
1838 J.E. Alexander Exped. into Int. I. 88Excellent fish are to be procured here; such as the delicious Roman fish, Hottentot, ‘Jacob Fever,’..stump nose, and clip fish.
1990 Our Living World 11 Mar. 4Angling favourites such as white steenbras and stumpnose.
2. With distinguishing epithet:
red stumpnose, Chrysoblephus gibbiceps; Lucy; Miss Lucy; poenskop sense 2 a i; red stompneus, see stompneus sense b; red stump, see stump sense b;
white stumpnose, any of several species of the genus Rhabdosargus, especially R. globiceps; flatty sense 1; white stompneus, see stompneus sense b; white stump, see stump sense b.
Note:
In Smith and Heemstra’s Smiths' Sea Fishes (1986), the name ‘Cape stumpnose’ is used for R. holubi, ‘Natal stumpnose’ for R. sarba, ‘red stumpnose’ for C. gibbiceps, and ‘white stumpnose’ for R. globiceps.
1831 S. Afr. Almanac & Dir.January..Fish in Season. Hottentot, red Stumpnose, [etc.].
1992 Yeld & Gubb in Afr. Wildlife Vol.46 No.2, 201‘Angling’ species such as white steenbras, yellowtail, elf, kob, white stumpnose, dassie and belman.
(see red stumpnose, 2 below).
(see white stumpnose, sense 2 below). In both senses also called stompneus (sense a), stump (sense a).

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