Definition of galjoen in English:


Line breaks: gal|joen
Pronunciation: /xalˈjʊn

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
    More 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.


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

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