nannygai

nannygai

[nan-ee-gahy]
noun
a small red saltwater fish, Trachichthodes affinis, of Australian waters.

Origin:
1870–75; perhaps < an Australian Aboriginal language of New South Wales

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nannygai (ˈnænɪˌɡaɪ)
 
n , pl -gais
Also called: red fish an edible sea fish, Centroberyx affinis, of Australia, which is red in colour and has large prominent eyes
 
[C19: from a native Australian language]

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