noun, plural (especially collectively) bo·ni·to, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) bo·ni·tos.
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
British Dictionary definitions for bonito
noun plural -tos
Word Origin for bonito
Word Origin and History for bonito
type of sea fish, 1590s, from Spanish bonito, probably literally "the good one," diminutive of bueno "good," from Latin bonus (see bene-).