Definition of galjoen in English:

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galjoen

Pronunciation: /xalˈjʊn/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun (plural same)

A deep-bodied marine fish with a spiny dorsal fin, occurring in shallow waters around South Africa. Also called blackfish.
  • Coracinus capensis, family Coracinidae.
Example sentences
  • Fish species such as galjoen, white steenbras and spotted grunter that feed within the intertidal zone cannot survive where the beach has been denuded.
  • The diet of the galjoen consists mainly of red bait, small mussels and barnacles.
  • The galjoen, coracinus capensis, is a species of marine fish that is found only along the coast of South Africa.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Afrikaans and Dutch, literally 'galleon'.

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