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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bonito  \Bo*ni"to\,  n.;  pl  {Bonitoes}.  [Sp.  &  Pg  bonito,  fr 
  Ar  bain[=i]t  and  bain[=i]th.]  [Often  incorrectly  written 
  {bonita}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  1.  A  large  tropical  fish  ({Orcynus  pelamys})  allied  to  the 
  tunny.  It  is  about  three  feet  long,  blue  above,  with  four 
  brown  stripes  on  the  sides.  It  is  sometimes  found  on  the 
  American  coast. 
 
  2.  The  skipjack  ({Sarda  Mediterranea})  of  the  Atlantic,  an 
  important  and  abundant  food  fish  on  the  coast  of  the 
  United  States,  and  ({S.  Chilensis})  of  the  Pacific,  and 
  other  related  species.  They  are  large  and  active  fishes, 
  of  a  blue  color  with  black  oblique  stripes. 
 
  3.  The  medregal  ({Seriola  fasciata}),  an  edible  fish  of  the 
  southern  of  the  United  States  and  the  West  Indies. 
 
  4.  The  cobia  or  crab  eater  ({Elacate  canada}),  an  edible  fish 
  of  the  Middle  and  Southern  United  States. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cobia  \Co"bi*a\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  oceanic  fish  of  large  size  ({Elacate  canada});  the 
  crabeater;  --  called  also  {bonito},  {cubbyyew},  {coalfish}, 
  and  {sergeant  fish}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bonito 
  n  1:  flesh  of  mostly  Pacific  food  fishes  of  the  genus  Sarda  of 
  the  family  Scombridae;  related  to  but  smaller  than  tuna 
  2:  fish  whose  flesh  is  dried  and  flaked  for  Japanese  cookery; 
  may  be  same  species  as  skipjack  tuna  [syn:  {oceanic  bonito}, 
  {Katsuwonus  pelamis}] 
  3:  any  of  various  scombroid  fishes  intermediate  in  size  and 
  characteristics  between  mackerels  and  tunas 




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