Definition of morwong in English:


Line breaks: mor|wong
Pronunciation: /ˈmɔːwɒŋ


  • A marine fish of Australian waters, typically brightly coloured and sometimes commercially fished.
    • Nemadactylus and other genera, family Cheilodactylidae
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    • 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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