Barracuda
Barracuda Bar`ra*cu"da, Barracouta Bar`ra*cou"ta,, n. [Native name.] (Zo["o]l.) 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 ({Sphyr[ae]na 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. {Sphyr[ae]na Argentea} of the Pacific coast and {Sphyr[ae]na sphyr[ae]na} of Europe are smaller species, and are used as food. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Note: That of Europe and our Atlantic coast is {Sphyr[ae]na spet} (or {Sphyr[ae]na vulgaris}); a southern species is {Sphyr[ae]na picuda}; the Californian is {Sphyr[ae]na argentea}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A large edible fresh-water fish of Australia and New Zealand ({Thyrsites atun}). [1913 Webster]


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