nannygai


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nannygai

(ˈnænɪˌɡaɪ)
n, pl -gais
(Animals) an edible sea fish, Centroberyx affinis, of Australia, which is red in colour and has large prominent eyes. Also called: red fish
[C19: from a native Australian language]
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The Nannygai (Berycidae, Centroberyx affinis), a deep sea species taken by hook and line in warmer weather, was not a commercial species in the late 19th century.