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albacore

[ al-buh-kawr, -kohr ]

noun

, plural (especially collectively) al·ba·core, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) al·ba·cores.
  1. a long-finned tuna, Thunnus alalunga, of warm or temperate seas, the flesh of which is valued for canning.
  2. any of various tunalike fishes.


albacore

/ ˈælbəˌkɔː /

noun

  1. 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 fish Also calledlong-fin tunny


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Word History and Origins

Origin of albacore1

1570–80; < Portuguese albacora ≪ North African Arabic al-bakūrah the tuna
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Word History and Origins

Origin of albacore1

C16: from Portuguese albacor, from Arabic al-bakrah, from al the + bakr young camel
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Example Sentences

This season is also the time of year when migrating stripers and false albacore—albies to fishing diehards—cruise through the area, chasing massive schools of sardines.

You probably don’t have a job that takes you out to sea, fishing for albacore and dealing with storms.

We received almost every day presents of fish, chiefly dolphin and albacore, and a few small rock fish.

One Jap, using a little net, dips up live bait and throws them overboard to the albacore.

Instantly they jerk hard, and two big white albacore, from fifteen to thirty pounds, come wiggling up on to the stern of the boat.

They roam the sea with sharp eyes ever alert for that thin white line on the horizon, the feeding albacore.

As far as swordfish are concerned, it is easy to see what will happen, now that the albacore have become scarce.

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