Definition of jollytail in English:

jollytail

noun

  • another term for inanga
    • ‘Even the lake-dwelling jollytails are migratory and travel up small streams to spawn.’
    • ‘There are yabbies and jollytails in the lakes and streams.’
    • ‘Among the many endemic fishes is Murray jollytail, the primitive spotted Bonytongue, and the migratory Australian grayling, which may be the only living member of its genus and is considered vulnerable.’
    • ‘Amongst the ichthyologic fauna of fresh waters we have the the zebra trout and the common jollytail.’
    • ‘Examples of Australian names are balmainer, dingo fish, fiddler ray, flake, hardyhead, jollytail, jumping joey, mouth almighty, and snotty.’
    • ‘Lower down, Galaxias maculatus (jollytail) were found trapped in the creek by nearby building works.’
    • ‘Adult jollytails live in the lower reaches of streams and migrate down to estuaries in the autumn to spawn.’
    • ‘Galaxiids are sometimes referred to as native trout, minnows or jollytails.’

Pronunciation

jollytail

/ˈjɒlɪteɪl/