jewie

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English[edit]

A depiction of Argyrosomus hololepidotus

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Etymology[edit]

From jewel +‎ -ie (diminutive suffix).[1]

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jewie (plural jewies)

  1. (Australia) A fish, Argyrosomus hololepidotus; a type of mulloway.

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  1. ^ 2007, South Australian Government PIRSA Fisheries — Mulloway also contain enlarged otoliths or ‘ear bones’ which are often collected for jewellery items. This attribute has led eastern Staters in particular to refer to them as ‘jewies’ or jew fish (after ‘jewel fish’).