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mahimahi

or ma·hi-ma·hi

[ mah-hee-mah-hee ]
/ ˈmɑ hiˈmɑ hi /
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noun, plural ma·hi·ma·hi.Hawaii.

the dolphinfish, especially when used as a food fish.

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Origin of mahimahi

Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for mahimahi

mahi-mahi
/ (ˈmɑːhɪˌmɑːhɪ) /

noun

another name for dolphin (def. 3)

Word Origin for mahi-mahi

C20: from Hawaiian, literally: strong-strong
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