Definition of albacore
: a large pelagic tuna (Thunnus alalunga) with long pectoral fins that is a source of canned tuna; broadly : any of various tunas (such as a bonito)
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The albacore loin, dusted in smoky-spicy chorizo seasoning then hard-grilled over fragrant wood to a beautiful medium-rare, is a sandwich all other sandwiches should aspire to be.
Species include striped bass, fluke, blackfish, bluefish, bonito, false albacore and menhaden.
A better a.m. choice is the oil-poached albacore tuna with beets, the ginger scallion chicken salad with black rice, or pretty much anything off the all-day menu at this oh-so-tranquil spot overlooking now picturesque Pioneer Square.
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Origin and Etymology of albacore
Portuguese albacor, from Arabic al-bakūra the albacore
First Known Use: 1579See Words from the same year
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