Definition of mado in English:

mado

nounmados

  • A small yellowish marine fish with brown longitudinal streaks, occurring around eastern Australia and New Zealand.

    Genus Atypichthys, family Kyphosidae: two species

    ‘There were plenty of fish around, including yellowtail, mados, hulafish, morwongs, old wifes, gropers, large tarwhine feeding on the seagrass beds, bream, etc.’
    ‘At times, you felt as if you were diving at one of the reefs off Cronulla, as dozens of Mados.’

Origin

Late 19th century probably from an Aboriginal language of Queensland.

Pronunciation

mado

/ˈmeɪdəʊ/