al·​ba·​core | \ ˈal-bə-ˌkȯr How to pronounce albacore (audio) \
plural albacore or albacores

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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Try the poke bowls: tubs of organic brown or sushi rice topped with your choice of ahi or albacore tuna, salmon, shrimp, scallops, chicken or tofu., "Where to eat in Greater Boston," 15 June 2018 For example, Starbucks roasts Kirkland coffee (two pounds, $10), Bumble Bee produces the albacore tuna (eight cans, $13), and Adams reportedly does Costco’s organic peanut butter (56 ounces, $10). Michael Easter, Outside Online, "Costco Is a Performance Athlete's Dream," 31 May 2018 Unfortunately, some types of fish that are omega-3-rich have too much mercury (think mackerel or albacore tuna) or are pricey (such as salmon). Consumer Reports, Washington Post, "From oatmeal to sardines, 7 foods that really can help hearts stay healthy," 7 May 2018 Burson-Marsteller has worked tirelessly to persuade people—especially pregnant women—that the mercury that tuna (especially albacore) is laced with is nothing to worry their pretty little heads about. Newsweek, "Analysis," 14 Mar. 2018 On Mondays and Tuesdays, Earl Ninsom’s 5-year-old restaurant offers five or six versions at a time, some cooked, some raw, including albacore, beef tartare and classic duck and pork, many with a rounding note of liver or tripe. Michael Russell | The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "Portland's 10 best dishes of 2017," 18 Dec. 2017 Fatty fish, such as catfish, halibut, salmon, striped sea bass and albacore tuna, are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Mayo Clinic News Network, The Seattle Times, "Will fish-oil supplements help with dry eye?," 10 Dec. 2017 Or go next door to Langbaan’s big sister, Paadee, where, on Monday and Tuesday nights, the funky fire of Northeastern Thailand’s Issan dishes dominate the menu, including no less than five versions of laab, from duck to albacore. Danielle Centoni, Bon Appetit, "The Best Healthy Restaurants in Portland," 12 Sep. 2017 EUREKA Scrimshaw ran up to 50 miles offshore to find albacore and at times the action was so hot that there were eight simultaneous hookups. sacbee, "Salmon finally show up on American River | The Sacramento Bee," 10 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of albacore

1579, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for albacore

Portuguese albacor, from Arabic al-bakūra the albacore

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