Definition of kabeljou
noun (plural same)South African
- a large predatory marine fish of the drum family, found in the Mediterranean, East Atlantic, and SW Indian Ocean. It is an important food fish in southern Africa. Called meagre2 in Britain.
- Argyrosomus hololepidotus, family Sciaenidae
early 18th century: from Afrikaans, from Dutch, 'cod'