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barramundi

[ bar-uh-muhn-dee ]

noun

, plural bar·ra·mun·dis, bar·ra·mun·dies, (especially collectively) bar·ra·mun·di.
  1. a lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri, of the rivers of Australia.


barramundi

/ ˌbærəˈmʌndɪ /

noun

  1. any of several large edible Australian fishes esp the percoid species Lates calcarifer (family Centropomidae) of NE coastal waters or the freshwater species Scleropages leichardti (family Osteoglossidae) of Queensland


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Word History and Origins

Origin of barramundi1

First recorded in 1870–75; from an Aboriginal language of Queensland
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Example Sentences

While I was filleting barramundi and julienning carrots, I saved like a man with a plan.

A fine barramundi was caught in it, and Alexander Jardine shot six whistling ducks in the first creek.

At this camp some capital barramundi and perch were caught, one of the former weighing no less than 14 pounds.

The barramundi does not leave the water, nor can it live long in the air.

In a mangrove creek a shoal of barramundi had been bombed with dynamite.

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