noun \ˈal-bə-ˌkr\
plural al·ba·core or al·ba·cores

Definition of ALBACORE

:  a large pelagic tuna (Thunnus alalunga) with long pectoral fins that is a source of canned tuna; broadly :  any of various tunas (as a bonito)

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Origin of ALBACORE

Portuguese albacor, from Arabic al-bakūra the albacore
First Known Use: 1579


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Large oceanic tuna (Thunnus alalunga) that is noted for its fine flesh. The streamlined bodies of these voracious predators are adapted to fast and continuous swimming. They occur in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and migrate long distances. The bluefin tuna is also sometimes called albacore.


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