hottentot seabream

noun

variants or hottentot sea bream
: a marine fish (Pachymetopon blochii) of the family Sparidae that is found in the waters off western South Africa, is bluish-gray with a golden-green sheen above and white below, and that is sometimes fished commercially for food

called also hottentot

Word History

First Known Use

2001, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hottentot seabream was in 2001

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“Hottentot seabream.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hottentot%20seabream. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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