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barramunda

[bar-uh-muhn-duh]
noun, plural bar·ra·mun·das, (especially collectively) bar·ra·mun·da.
  1. a lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri, of the rivers of Australia.
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Origin of barramunda

First recorded in 1870–75; of uncertain origin
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Examples from the Web for barramunda

Historical Examples

  • It is closely related to the Barramunda of the Queensland rivers belonging to the order Dipnoi.

    The Principles of Stratigraphical Geology

    J. E. Marr

  • In the Barramunda (Neoceratodus) there are both external and internal nares, the former being situated just within the upper lip.

  • The Barramunda, in fact, can breathe by either gills or lung alone or by both simultaneously.


British Dictionary definitions for barramunda

barramunda

noun plural -das or -da
  1. the edible Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri, having paddle-like fins and a long body covered with large scales
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Word Origin

from a native Australian language
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