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sprat jack

[cf. OED sprat a small herring or any of various small fishes + JACK; said to eat only sprats, but the name may have been influenced by the nursery rhyme figure, Jack Sprat] n. a fish of the jack family (Caranx sp.). (Inagua, Mayag.)

Tags: animal, fish, noun

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Last update: 2011-10-26 17:48
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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