albacore

[ al-buh-kawr, -kohr ]
/ ˈæl bəˌkɔr, -ˌkoʊr /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) al·ba·core, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) al·ba·cores.

a long-finned tuna, Thunnus alalunga, of warm or temperate seas, the flesh of which is valued for canning.
any of various tunalike fishes.

Origin of albacore

1570–80; < Portuguese albacora ≪ North African Arabic al-bakūrah the tuna
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albacore

/ (ˈælbəˌkɔː) /

noun

a tunny, Thunnus alalunga, occurring mainly in warm regions of the Atlantic and Pacific. It has very long pectoral fins and is a valued food fishAlso called: long-fin tunny

Word Origin for albacore

C16: from Portuguese albacor, from Arabic al-bakrah, from al the + bakr young camel
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Word Origin and History for albacore

albacore


n.

large variety of tuna, 1570s, from Portuguese albacora, from Arabic al bakara "milk cow;" the fish so called for its size.

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