galjoen

noun gal·joen \galˈyün\

Definition of galjoen

plural

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  1. :  a compressed deep-bodied percoid food and sport fish (Dichistius capensis) common in shallow water and surf along the coasts of southern Africa; also :  any of several related fishes —often used with a qualifying term

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Origin and Etymology of galjoen

Afrikaans, galleon, galjoen, from Dutch, galleon, from Middle Dutch galioen, probably from Middle French galion — more at galleon


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