Definition of Nannygai
1. a large marine fish [n -S]
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Literary usage of Nannygai
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1. Fish and Fisheries of New South Wales by Julian Edmund Tenison-Woods (1883)
"Of these one only merits notice—it is the well-known " nannygai," Beryx affinis of Giinther. It is a deep-sea fish, caught only with hook and line, ..."
2. Fishes of Australia: A Popular and Systematic Guide to the Study of the by David George Stead (1906)
"The nannygai usually occurs in fairly deep water, wide off-shore, at sea; ... The nannygai is found over the greater portion of the coasts of New South ..."
3. Handbook of the Fishes of New Zealand by R. A. A. Sherrin (1886)
""The nannygai has a very large eye, and is found in the vicinity of reefs, no doubt for protection, and is first fished for in deep water at the North Head ..."
4. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"It is a migratory species.1" nannygai, ;/. aboriginal name for an Australian fish, Beryx affinis, ..."
5. The Badminton Magazine of Sports & Pastimes edited by Alfred Edward Thomas Watson (1896)
"A few bream now put in an appearance, and a large number of nannygai, beautiful vermilion fish, with great black eyes and large metallic glinting scales. ..."
6. Monthly Consular and Trade Reports by United States Bureau of Manufactures (1887)
"Amongst the edible fishes especial mention should be made of the Beryx affinis, the "nannygai" of the Sydney market. This fish is often 2» inches in length. ..."
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