Definition of mulloway in English:


Line breaks: mul¦lo|way
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌləweɪ


  • A large edible fast-swimming predatory fish of Australian coastal waters, which is popular with anglers. Also called jewfish.
    • Johnius antarctica, family Sciaenidae
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    • The mulloway feeds voraciously on other fish, and is itself a favoured prey of human anglers.
    • There's a local mulloway, they occur around the southern coast off South Australia.
    • A recent release from NSW Fisheries indicated 70,000 mulloway fingerlings have been released into some NSW waterways.


mid 19th century: from Yaralde (an Aboriginal language of South Australia).

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