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barracouta

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noun bar·ra·cou·ta \ˌber-ə-ˈkü-tə, ˌba-rə-\

Definition of barracouta

  1. :  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 and Etymology of barracouta

modification of American Spanish barracuda


First Known Use: 1770


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