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  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. 




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