barramundi

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Etymology[edit]

Likely from a Pama-Nyungan language. Said to be from a language spoken in the Rockhampton area in Queensland,[1] but this cannot be confirmed.[2]

Noun[edit]

barramundi (plural barramundis)

  1. A species of diadromous fish, Lates calcarifer, of the Centropomidae family, order Perciformes.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hiroyuki Yokose (2001), “Aboriginal Words in Australian English”, in Bulletin of Tokyo Kasei Gakuin Tsukuba Women's University, page 171
  2. ^ R.M.W. Dixon (2006) Australian Aboriginal Words in English: Their Origin and Meaning, 2nd edition, page 90