Sphyraena spet
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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  • Sphyraena spet — Becuna Be*cu na, n. [Sp.] (Zo[ o]l.) A fish of the Mediterranean ({Sphyr[ae]na spet}). See {Barracuda}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sphyraena — Sphyraena …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Spet — (Sphyraena Lacép.), Gattung der stutzköpfigen Bauchflossen od. der eigentlichen Barsche; Leib schuppig, länglich, mit spitzer Schnauze, weitem Munde, vorragendem Unterkiefer, starken, kegelförmigen Zähnen in den Kiefern u. im Gaumen; zwei Flossen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sphyraena — Sphyraena …   Wikipédia en Français

  • spet — europinė barakuda statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Sphyraena sphyraena angl. European barracuda; spet rus. европейская сфирена; мелкочешуйная сфирена ryšiai: platesnis terminas – barakudos …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • Sphyraena sphyraena — europinė barakuda statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Sphyraena sphyraena angl. European barracuda; spet rus. европейская сфирена; мелкочешуйная сфирена ryšiai: platesnis terminas – barakudos …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • Sphyraena sphyraena — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spet — ˈspā noun ( s) Etymology: French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English spitu spit; from its long slender shape more at spit (rod) : a small barracuda (Sphyraena sphyraena) of southern Europe …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sphyraena Argentea — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sphyraena argentea — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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