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Probably from Ngarrindjeri malowe.


mulloway (plural mulloways)

  1. Any of several large, predatory fish, of the genus Argyrosomus, found along the eastern coast of Africa and the coasts of Australia; they are prized as sport.
    • 1993, Tim Winton, Land's Edge, Picador 2012, p. 79:
      I clawed my way up a long, evil hissing slope and saw the light on the lonely beach and my father with a mulloway slung across his back like an aura […].
    • 2005, Gary Brown, Beach and Rock Fishing
      To us, a rainy day may mean that we have to rug up and stay inside out of the elements, but the coming of a storm or the rising swell will find a mulloway that lives and feeds along the beaches, waiting around a river entrance for the mullet...