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bonito

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noun bo·ni·to \bə-ˈnē-(ˌ)tō, -ˈnē-tə\

Definition of bonito

plural bo·ni·tos or bo·ni·to

  1. :  any of several scombroid fishes (especially genera Sarda and Euthynnus) intermediate between the smaller mackerels and the larger tunas



Origin of bonito

Spanish, from bonito pretty, diminutive of bueno good, from Latin bonus


First Known Use: 1565

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