Definition of tarwhine in English:


Line breaks: tar|whine
Pronunciation: /ˈtɑːwʌɪn

noun (plural same)

  • A yellowish sea bream of warm shallow inshore waters, which is an important food and game fish in the Indo-Pacific.
    • Rhabdosargus globiceps, family Sparidae
    More example sentences
    • The Cut at Dawesville is producing big herring, a few skippy, whiting and tarwhine.
    • Black crabs or rock crabs, if you can catch them, have been attracting some nice size tarwhine around the rocks as well.
    • The only other fish to be weighed in were 5 herring, one tarwhine and a few whiting, pretty meager pickings.


late 19th century: from Dharuk darawayn 'a fish'.

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