barramundi

noun
bar·​ra·​mun·​di | \ ˌber-ə-ˈmən-dē How to pronounce barramundi (audio) , ˌba-rə- \
plural barramundi also barramundis

Definition of barramundi

: 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

Examples of barramundi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The state has allowed Norwegian salmon to be raised in Homestead and Australian barramundi, a freshwater fish similar to snook, to be raised in open ponds in Osceola County. Ed Killer, orlandosentinel.com, 18 Oct. 2021 Pearl meat and wild barramundi are among super-fresh seafood on offer; and the restaurant's iconic Peking Duck highlights on a menu that is both traditional and inventive. Keira Alexander, Travel + Leisure, 16 Aug. 2021 One recent week of menus included Cajun chicken with Dijonnaise, Moroccan shrimp bisque, pork chops with tzatziki, creamy French onion meatballs, and barramundi with creamy kale, among others. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, 17 Aug. 2020 His indoor fish farm in Australia supplies restaurants with plate-size barramundi grown to 1.8 pounds. Mike Cherney, WSJ, 14 June 2020 That means rosé and barramundi sliders at legendary chef Matt Moran’s three-level Barangaroo House. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 July 2018 Festivalgoers can discover the bush cuisine that the aboriginal people have eaten for more than 65,000 years — there’s emu, chorizo, barramundi, magpie goose and more. New York Times, 21 Feb. 2018 Animals found on Ubirr's walls include barramundi (Asian sea bass), catfish, mullet, goannas (Australian monitor lizard), long-necked turtles, pig-nosed turtles, rock ringtail possums and wallabies. Smithsonian, 7 Apr. 2017 Animals found on Ubirr's walls include barramundi (Asian sea bass), catfish, mullet, goannas (Australian monitor lizard), long-necked turtles, pig-nosed turtles, rock ringtail possums and wallabies. Smithsonian, 7 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of barramundi

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for barramundi

perhaps borrowed from an indigenous language of inland central Queensland, Australia

Note: According to R. M. W. Dixon, et al., Australian Aboriginal Words in English: Their Origin and Meaning, 2nd edition (Oxford University Press, 2006), "Said to be from a language spoken around the Dawson and Fitzroy Rivers, central Queensland; however, it has not been possible to confirm this from data available on languages of this region" (p. 90).

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“Barramundi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barramundi. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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