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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Barracuda  \Bar`ra*cu"da\,  Barracouata  \Bar`ra*cou"ata\,  n. 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  voracious  pikelike  marine  fish,  of  the  genus 
  {Sphyr[ae]na},  sometimes  used  as  food. 
  Note:  That  of  Europe  and  our  Atlantic  coast  is  {Sphyr[ae]na 
  spet}  (or  {S.  vulgaris});  a  southern  species  is  {S. 
  picuda};  the  Californian  is  {S.  argentea}. 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  large  edible  fresh-water  fish  of  Australia 
  and  New  Zealand  ({Thyrsites  atun}).