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snoek

[ snook ]
/ snuk /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) snoek, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) snoeks.

a long, slender marine food fish, Thyrsites atun, of the family Gempylidae, of the southern oceans.

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Also called barracouta.

Origin of snoek

First recorded in 1790–1800; from Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch snoec “pike, northern pike”
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British Dictionary definitions for snoek

snoek
/ (snʊk) /

noun

a South African edible marine fish, Thyrsites atun
Afrikaans, from Dutch snoek pike
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