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tarwhine

Line breaks: tar|whine
Pronunciation: /ˈtɑːwʌɪn/

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Definition of tarwhine in English:

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

Origin

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

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