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.

Origin of barramunda

First recorded in 1870–75; of uncertain origin
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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

Word Origin for barramunda

from a native Australian language
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