Pirarucu Pi`ra*ru"cu, n. [From the native South American name.] (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Arapaima}. [1913 Webster]

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  • pirarucu — /pi rahr euh kooh /, n. the arapaima. [1830 40; < Pg < Tupi pirá rucú lit., red fish] * * * ▪ fish also called  arapaima  or  paiche         ancient, air breathing, giant fish of Amazonian rivers and lakes. One of the largest freshwater fishes in …   Universalium

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  • pirarucu — pə̇|rärə|kü noun ( s) Etymology: Portuguese pirarucu, pirarucú, from Tupi pirá rucú, pirá urucú, literally, red fish : a large scaled osteoglossid fish (Arapaima gigas) of the rivers of northern So. America that is held to attain a length of 15… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pirarucu — Arapaima Arapaima (Arapaima gigas) Systematik Klasse: Strahlenflosser (Actinopterygii) Teilklasse …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pirarucu — noun Etymology: Portuguese, from Tupi pirawrukú, from pirá fish + urukú annatto Date: 1840 a very large edible bony fish (Arapaima gigas of the family Osteoglossidae) of the rivers of northern South America …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pirarucu — pi·ra·ru·cu …   English syllables

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