Definition of mado in English:

mado

Line breaks: mado
Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪdəʊ
 
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noun (plural mados)

  • A small yellowish marine fish with brown longitudinal streaks, occurring around eastern Australia and New Zealand.
    • Genus Atypichthys, family Kyphosidae: two species
    More example sentences
    • There were plenty of fish around, including yellowtail, mados, hulafish, morwongs, old wifes, gropers, large tarwhine feeding on the seagrass beds, bream, etc.
    • At times, you felt as if you were diving at one of the reefs off Cronulla, as dozens of Mados.

Origin

late 19th century: probably from an Aboriginal language of Queensland.

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