bar·​ra | \ ˈber-ə How to pronounce barra (audio) , ˈba-rə \
plural barra also barras

Definition of barra

: barramundi sense 1 Many of [the rivers] are full of barra, a favorite game fish, whose firm white flesh is reminiscent of fresh water bass.— Malabar Hornblower, New York Times, 9 Feb. 1997 Boats anchor around the bridge pylons day and night, depending on the tides, and some quality barra have been caught. — Harry Bligh, Sunday Mail (Queensland, Australia), 24 Feb. 2013

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First Known Use of barra

1985, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for barra

by shortening

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“Barra.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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