bonito

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noun bo·ni·to \bə-ˈnē-(ˌ)tō, -ˈnē-tə\

Definition of bonito

plural

bonitos

or

bonito

  1. :  any of several scombroid fishes (especially genera Sarda and Euthynnus) intermediate between the smaller mackerels and the larger tunas

Origin and Etymology of bonito

Spanish, from bonito pretty, diminutive of bueno good, from Latin bonus



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