plural -s
: any of several large-eyed reddish food fishes of southern Africa
especially : a common scorpaenid fish (Sebastichthys capensis)

Word History


Afrikaans jakopewer, probably irregular from Jacob Evertsen, 17th century Dutch sea captain with bulging eyes and red face

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“Jacopever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jacopever. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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