hottentot seabream

variants: or hottentot sea bream

Definition of hottentot seabream

: 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

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2001, in the meaning defined above

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