Definition of steenbras in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstiːnbras/

noun (plural same)

An edible South African sea bream of shallow waters.
  • Sparodon and other genera, family Sparidae.
Example sentences
  • As usual, a fair to strong current was running from north to south, and we let it glide us through the schools of game fish, big-eye jack, yellow-tail jack, Bank steenbras, and mangrove snapper.
  • Fish species such as galjoen, white steenbras and spotted grunter that feed within the intertidal zone cannot survive where the beach has been denuded.
  • A person may not for recreational purposes in one day harvest more than a total of ten fish comprising any one or more of the following species: blacktail, galjoen, kob, West Coast steenbras and snoek.


Early 17th century: from Afrikaans, from Dutch steen 'stone' + brasen 'bream'.

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