Acanthocybium

noun Acan·tho·cyb·i·um \əˌkan(t)thəˈsibēəm\

Definition of Acanthocybium

  1. :  a genus (sometimes made the type of a separate family Acanthocybiidae though usually placed in Scombridae) of large predaceous marine fishes that includes the wahoo and other food and game fishes

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Origin and Etymology of acanthocybium

New Latin, from acanth- + Latin cybium tunny, from Greek kybion flesh of the young tunny, from kybos piece of salted fish, cube


First Known Use: 1862


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