false albacore

noun

plural false albacore or false albacores
: a small active nearly scaleless tuna (Euthynnus alletteratus) of warm usually shallow marine waters that is blue with short dark wavy stripes and a silvery-white belly, that typically reaches a length of 32 inches (81 centimeters), and that is valued as a sport fish : little tunny
Some fishermen that were hot on the trail of the false albacore this weekend were able to catch up to a few of the speedsters.Dan Radel
False albacore are in huge schools just off the beach and are being caught …Marc Maus

called also bonito

Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of false albacore was in 1913

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“False albacore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/false%20albacore. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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