cobia

[koh-bee-uh]
noun
  1. a large, fusiform fish, Rachycentron canadum, found off the eastern coast of temperate and tropical America, in the East Indies, and in Japan.

Origin of cobia

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; of obscure origin
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British Dictionary definitions for cobia

cobia

noun
  1. a large dark-striped percoid game fish, Rachycentron canadum, of tropical and subtropical seas: family Rachycentridae

Word Origin for cobia

of unknown origin
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