noun (plural nannygais)
The redfish of Australia.
- Centroberyx affinis, family Berycidae.
- In Australia redfish has become the official name of the nannygai.
- The deeper water has seen small-mouth and large-mouth nannygai in good numbers and of good quality.
- Further west there are thousands of small nannygais in between the rocks just off the reef.
Late 19th century: from a New South Wales Aboriginal language.
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