plural -s
: either of two large sparid marine food and sport fishes of southern Africa

called also musselcracker, steenbras

see black biskop, white biskop

Word History


Afrikaans, literally, bishop, from Middle Dutch bisscop; from the supposed grave appearance of the head

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“Biskop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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