Meaning of tarwhine in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtɑːwʌɪn/

nounplural noun tarwhine

  • A yellowish sea bream of warm shallow inshore waters, which is an important food and game fish in the Indo-Pacific.

    Rhabdosargus globiceps, family Sparidae

    ‘The Cut at Dawesville is producing big herring, a few skippy, whiting and tarwhine.’
    • ‘Black crabs or rock crabs, if you can catch them, have been attracting some nice size tarwhine around the rocks as well.’
    • ‘The only other fish to be weighed in were 5 herring, one tarwhine and a few whiting, pretty meager pickings.’
    • ‘The tarwhine can be caught in all places where there are black bream.’
    • ‘A piece of prawn or squid bait will attract bites from not only the king george but also sand whiting, herring, tarwhine and flathead.’


Late 19th century from Dharuk darawayn ‘a fish’.