Definition of morwong in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɔːwɒŋ/


A marine fish of Australian waters, typically brightly coloured and sometimes commercially fished.
  • Nemadactylus and other genera, family Cheilodactylidae.
Example sentences
  • It is grouped for statistical and commercial purposes with the morwong.
  • From the cooler water morwong, to a splendid angelfish and the brightly speckled hawkfish, this oceanic haven in the middle of a vast sea vibrates to the rhythm of the Pacific's currents.
  • Juvenile dusky morwong meander nearby, while octopus and cuttlefish hide below suspended beams and the tips of old hollowed piles.


Late 19th century: probably from a New South Wales Aboriginal language.

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