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- ‘The illegal perlemoen trade is a lucrative business, with an estimated 150 poachers operating in the city alone.’
- ‘There appeared to be ‘quite’ an operation being conducted in the house because the alleged poachers even had a scale to weigh the perlemoen.’
- ‘Eleven people living in this region have had commercial perlemoen fishing rights revoked after falsifying their addresses.’
- ‘Since we have been banned there has been an escalation of poaching of shellfish and perlemoen.’
- ‘As mentioned in your article, mussels, cockles and perlemoen were in abundance.’
Afrikaans, from obsolete perlemoer mother of pearl (referring to the pearlized layer inside the shell).
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