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albicore


albicore


  1  definition  found 
 
  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}.]