alalonga

noun
al·​a·​lon·​ga | \ ˌa-lə-ˈlȯŋ-gə \
variants: or less commonly alalunga \ ˌa-​lə-​ˈləŋ-​gə \ or alilonghi \ ˌa-​lə-​ˈlȯŋ-​gē \
plural -s

Definition of alalonga

: an albacore (Thunnus germo)

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First Known Use of alalonga

1803, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alalonga

Italian; alalonga, alalunga from ala fin, wing (from Latin ala wing) + longa, lunga, feminine of longo, lungo long, from Latin longus; alilonghi from ali (plural of ala) + longhi, plural of longo

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“Alalonga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alalonga. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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