barracouta


bar·ra·cou·ta

noun \ˌber-ə-ˈkü-tə, ˌba-rə-\

Definition of BARRACOUTA

:  a large elongate marine bony fish (Thyrsites atun of the family Gempylidae) used for food and caught commercially in the waters off New Zealand and southern Australia

Origin of BARRACOUTA

modification of American Spanish barracuda
First Known Use: 1770

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