albacore

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noun al·ba·core \ˈal-bə-ˌkȯr\

Definition of albacore

plural

albacore

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albacores

  1. :  a large pelagic tuna (Thunnus alalunga) with long pectoral fins that is a source of canned tuna; broadly :  any of various tunas (as a bonito)

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Origin and Etymology of albacore

Portuguese albacor, from Arabic al-bakūra the albacore


First Known Use: 1579



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