variants or less commonly alalunga
or alilonghi
plural -s
: an albacore (Thunnus germo)

Word History


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

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alalonga was in 1803

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“Alalonga.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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