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barracuda


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barracuda  \Bar`ra*cu"da\,  n.  [Native  name.] 
  Any  of  several  voracious  pikelike  marine  fishes  allied  to  the 
  gray  mullets,  constituting  the  genus  {Sphyr[ae]na}  and  family 
  {Sphyr[ae]nid[ae]}.  The  great  barracuda  ({S.  barracuda})  of 
  the  West  Indies,  Florida,  etc.,  is  often  six  feet  or  more 
  long,  and  as  dangerous  as  a  shark.  In  Cuba  its  flesh  is 
  reputed  to  be  poisonous.  {S.  Argentea}  of  the  Pacific  coast 
  and  {S.  sphyr[ae]na}  of  Europe  are  smaller  species,  and  are 
  used  as  food. 
 
  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}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  barracuda 
  n  :  any  voracious  marine  fish  of  the  genus  Sphyraena  having  an 
  elongated  cylindrical  body  and  large  mouth  with 
  projecting  lower  jaw  and  long  strong  teeth 




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