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albacore


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Albacore  \Al"ba*core\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  See  {Albicore}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Albicore  \Al"bi*core\,  n.  [F.  albicore  (cf.  Sp  albacora  Pg 
  albacor,  albacora  albecora),  fr  Ar  bakr,  bekr,  a  young 
  camel,  young  cow,  heifer,  and  the  article  al:  cf  Pg  bacoro 
  a  little  pig.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  name  applied  to  several  large  fishes  of  the  Mackerel 
  family,  esp.  {Orcynus  alalonga}.  One  species  ({Orcynus 
  thynnus}),  common  in  the  Mediterranean  and  Atlantic,  is 
  called  in  New  England  the  {horse  mackerel};  the  tunny. 
  [Written  also  {albacore}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  albacore 
  n  1:  relatively  small  tuna  with  choice  white  flesh;  major  source 
  of  canned  tuna 
  2:  large  pelagic  tuna  the  source  of  most  canned  tuna;  reaches 
  93  pounds  and  has  long  pectoral  fins;  found  worldwide  in 
  tropical  and  temperate  waters  [syn:  {long-fin  tunny},  {Thunnus 
  alalunga}] 




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