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barracuda

[ bar-uh-koo-duh ]
/ 藢b忙r 蓹藞ku d蓹 /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) bar路ra路cu路da, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) bar路ra路cu路das for 1; bar路ra路cu路das for 2.
any of several elongated, predaceous, tropical and subtropical marine fishes of the genus Sphyraena, certain species of which are used for food.
Slang. a treacherous, greedy person.
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Origin of barracuda

First recorded in 1670鈥80; from Latin American Spanish; further origin unknown
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British Dictionary definitions for barracuda

barracuda
/ (藢b忙r蓹藞kju藧d蓹) /

noun plural -da or -das
any predatory marine teleost fish of the mostly tropical family Sphyraenidae, esp Sphyraena barracuda . They have an elongated body, strong teeth, and a protruding lower jaw

Word Origin for barracuda

C17: from American Spanish, of unknown origin
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