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A large predatory marine fish of the drum family, found in the Mediterranean, eastern Atlantic, and SW Indian Ocean. It is an important food fish in southern Africa.Called meagre in Britain
- ‘The company fishes for snoek, kabeljou and calamari, and exports to the Ukraine and Cape Town.’
- ‘Dishes include seafood, from kingklip, hake to kabeljou and mussels as well as lamb and chicken for the meat-lovers.’
- ‘A magazine put up N$3000 for the biggest kolstert and the biggest kabeljou will fetch its catcher N$3000 put up by a local bank.’
- ‘Bake slowly. Allow 45 minutes to 1 hour for a 2.5 kg kabeljou.’
- ‘Big tuna, kabeljou, sailfish, barracuda and many more are still regularly landed here.’
Early 18th century: from Afrikaans, from Dutch, ‘cod’.
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