Orcynus alalonga
Albacore Al"ba*core, n. (Zo["o]l.) A name applied to several large fishes of the Mackerel family ({Scombridae}), esp. {Thunnus alalunga} (formerly {Orcynus alalonga}); it is a type of tuna or tunny. The name has been also applied to a larger related species, {Thunnus thynnus} (formerly {Orcynus thynnus}), common in the Mediterranean and Atlantic, which is called in New England the {horse mackerel}. [formerly spelled {albicore}.] [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • Orcynus thynnus — Albacore Al ba*core, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A name applied to several large fishes of the Mackerel family ({Scombridae}), esp. {Thunnus alalunga} (formerly {Orcynus alalonga}); it is a type of tuna or tunny. The name has been also applied to a larger… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Albacore — Al ba*core, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A name applied to several large fishes of the Mackerel family ({Scombridae}), esp. {Thunnus alalunga} (formerly {Orcynus alalonga}); it is a type of tuna or tunny. The name has been also applied to a larger related… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • albicore — Albacore Al ba*core, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A name applied to several large fishes of the Mackerel family ({Scombridae}), esp. {Thunnus alalunga} (formerly {Orcynus alalonga}); it is a type of tuna or tunny. The name has been also applied to a larger… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horse mackerel — Albacore Al ba*core, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A name applied to several large fishes of the Mackerel family ({Scombridae}), esp. {Thunnus alalunga} (formerly {Orcynus alalonga}); it is a type of tuna or tunny. The name has been also applied to a larger… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thunnus alalunga — Albacore Al ba*core, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A name applied to several large fishes of the Mackerel family ({Scombridae}), esp. {Thunnus alalunga} (formerly {Orcynus alalonga}); it is a type of tuna or tunny. The name has been also applied to a larger… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thunnus thynnus — Albacore Al ba*core, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A name applied to several large fishes of the Mackerel family ({Scombridae}), esp. {Thunnus alalunga} (formerly {Orcynus alalonga}); it is a type of tuna or tunny. The name has been also applied to a larger… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Langflosse — (Langsinner, Orcynus alalonga), Fisch aus der Familie der Makrelen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Makrele — (Scomber L.), Gattung aus der Familie der Makrelen in der Ordnung der Brustflosser u. der Abtheilung der Stachelflosser, auf dem Rücken sind zwei Flossen, die hintere, so wie die Afterflosse in kleine getrennt, der Schwanz ist durch vorstehende… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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