doodskop

noun
doods·​kop | \ ˈdütˌskäp \
plural -s

Definition of doodskop

: a southern African shallow-water edible chimaera (Callorhynchus capensis) having the snout prolonged into a fleshy lobe which is used in rooting up mollusks and crabs from sandy bottoms

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History and Etymology for doodskop

Afrikaans, from doods (genitive of dood death, from Middle Dutch doot) + kop head, from Middle Dutch cop, coppe drinking vessel, skull, head; akin to Old English dēath death

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“Doodskop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doodskop. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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