galjoen

noun
gal·​joen | \ galˈyün \
plural -s

Definition of galjoen

: 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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History and Etymology for galjoen

Afrikaans, galleon, galjoen, from Dutch, galleon, from Middle Dutch galioen, probably from Middle French galion

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“Galjoen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/galjoen. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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