Makaira

noun
Ma·​kai·​ra | \məˈkīrə\

Definition of Makaira 

: a genus of large active marine fishes (family Istiophoridae) comprising the marlins

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History and Etymology for Makaira

New Latin, perhaps from Greek, feminine of makar blessed

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