Acanthocybium

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

Definition of Acanthocybium

: 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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First Known Use of Acanthocybium

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Acanthocybium

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

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“Acanthocybium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Acanthocybium. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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