mahi-mahi

noun
ma·​hi-ma·​hi | \ ˌmä-hē-ˈmä-(ˌ)hē How to pronounce mahi-mahi (audio) \
variants: or mahi mahi or mahimahi

Definition of mahi-mahi

: the flesh of a dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) used for food also : the fish

First Known Use of mahi-mahi

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mahi-mahi

Hawaiian, Tahitian, & Marquesan

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“Mahi-mahi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mahi-mahi. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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