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nannygai

[nan-ee-gahy] /ˈnæn iˌgaɪ/
noun
1.
a small red saltwater fish, Trachichthodes affinis, of Australian waters.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; perhaps < an Australian Aboriginal language of New South Wales
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nannygai

/ˈnænɪˌɡaɪ/
noun (pl) -gais
1.
an edible sea fish, Centroberyx affinis, of Australia, which is red in colour and has large prominent eyes Also called red fish
Word Origin
C19: from a native Australian language
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