noun, plural (especially collectively) bo·ni·to, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) bo·ni·tos.
- boning knife,
- bonington, richard parkes,
Origin of bonito
Examples from the Web for bonito
An oceanic fish, well-known as the bonito or horse-mackerel.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
The bonito and albicore chase it day and night, but the dolphin is its worst and swiftest foe.Wanderings in South America|Charles Waterton
I have often found it, he adds, in the maws of the bonito, between the tropics in the Pacific Ocean.Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold
Yamanatz was by the camp fire of his tepee as Chiquita threw herself from the back of "Bonito."Chiquita, an American Novel|Merrill Tileston
The Texas men, hard riders and cheerful shooters for the most part, came pushing up the Pecos and into the Bonito cañon.The Story of the Outlaw|Emerson Hough
noun plural -tos
Word Origin for bonito
type of sea fish, 1590s, from Spanish bonito, probably literally "the good one," diminutive of bueno "good," from Latin bonus (see bene-).