noun, plural (especially collectively) al·ba·core, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) al·ba·cores.
Origin of albacore
Examples from the Web for albacore
At Gregory's direction the albacore fishermen began cruising toward the north channel.
It also adheres to whales, turtles, and the larger kinds of albacore.The Ocean Waifs|Mayne Reid
The albacore is another genus of the same family, and reaches a weight of 40 to 80 pounds; averaging 25 pounds.Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast|Harry Thom Payne
Then we put on an albacore and drew that, tail first, in front of him.Tales of Fishes|Zane Grey
The albacore, he noticed suddenly, had ceased to slip through the chute.
British Dictionary definitions for albacore
Word Origin for albacore
Word Origin and History for albacore
large variety of tuna, 1570s, from Portuguese albacora, from Arabic al bakara "milk cow;" the fish so called for its size.