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callop

Line breaks: cal¦lop
Pronunciation: /ˈkaləp
 
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Definition of callop in English:

noun

A deep-bodied edible gold and green freshwater fish found in Australia. Also called golden perch.
  • Plectroplites ambiguus, family Serranidae
Example sentences
  • A Renmark man has been fined over $2,000 for catching more than three times the daily limit of callop.
  • Fishery assessment reports for callop, mullet and mulloway will be finalised in 2003.
  • In the absence of written documentation, these farmers may be unable to demonstrate that they have inherited the right to farm a given number of callops.

Origin

1920s: perhaps from an Aboriginal language of southern Australia.

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