Definition of tarwhine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɑːwʌɪn/

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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
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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