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mulloway

Syllabification: mul·lo·way
Pronunciation: /ˈmələˌwā
 
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Definition of mulloway in English:

noun

A large edible fast-swimming predatory fish of Australian coastal waters, popular with anglers. Also called jewfish.
  • Johnius antarctica, family Sciaenidae
Example sentences
  • The mulloway feeds voraciously on other fish, and is itself a favoured prey of human anglers.
  • There's a local mulloway, they occur around the southern coast off South Australia.
  • A recent release from NSW Fisheries indicated 70,000 mulloway fingerlings have been released into some NSW waterways.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Yaralde (an Aboriginal language of South Australia).

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