Definition of morwong in English:

morwong

noun

  • A marine fish of Australian waters, typically brightly coloured and sometimes commercially fished.

    • ‘Juvenile dusky morwong meander nearby, while octopus and cuttlefish hide below suspended beams and the tips of old hollowed piles.’
    • ‘It is grouped for statistical and commercial purposes with the morwong.’
    • ‘From the cooler water morwong, to a splendid angelfish and the brightly speckled hawkfish, this oceanic haven in the middle of a vast sea vibrates to the rhythm of the Pacific's currents.’

Origin

Late 19th century: probably from a New South Wales Aboriginal language.

Pronunciation:

morwong

/ˈmɔːwɒŋ/