barramundi

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noun bar·ra·mun·di \ˌber-ə-ˈmən-dē, ˌba-rə-\

Definition of barramundi

plural

barramundi

also

barramundis

  1. :  a catadromous bony fish (Lates calcarifer of the family Centropomidae) with a greenish-bronze back and silvery sides that is found from the Persian Gulf to southern China and Australia and is valued as a sport and food fish

Origin and Etymology of barramundi

perhaps from an Australian aboriginal language of Queensland


First Known Use: 1864

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