John Brown


: a small plump deep-bodied sparid fish (Gymnocrotaphus curvidens) of southern Africa that is yellowish to bronzy brown and prized as a sport and food fish

Word History


from the name John Brown; probably translation of Afrikaans Jan Bruin

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“John Brown.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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