Albicore
Albicore Al"bi*core, n. [F. albicore (cf. Sp. albacora, Pg. albacor, albacora, albecora), fr. Ar. bakr, bekr, a young camel, young cow, heifer, and the article al: cf. Pg. bacoro a little pig.] (Zo["o]l.) same as {albacore}. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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

  • albicore — variant of albacore * * * albicore variant of albacore …   Useful english dictionary

  • albicore — n. See albacore …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • albicore —   n. several tunny like marine fishes; tunny …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Alalonga — Al a*lon ga, or Alilonghi Al i*lon ghi, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The tunny. See {Albicore}. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Albacora thynnus — Tunny Tun ny (t[u^]n n[y^]), n.; pl. {Tunnies}. [L. thunnus, thynnus, Gr. qy nnos, qy^nos: cf. It. tonno, F. & Pr. thon.] (Zo[ o]l.) The chiefly British equivalent of {tuna}; any one of several species of large oceanic fishes belonging to the… …   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

  • Alilonghi — Alalonga Al a*lon ga, or Alilonghi Al i*lon ghi, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The tunny. See {Albicore}. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gymnosarda alletterata — Tunny Tun ny (t[u^]n n[y^]), n.; pl. {Tunnies}. [L. thunnus, thynnus, Gr. qy nnos, qy^nos: cf. It. tonno, F. & Pr. thon.] (Zo[ o]l.) The chiefly British equivalent of {tuna}; any one of several species of large oceanic fishes belonging to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horse mackerel — Tunny Tun ny (t[u^]n n[y^]), n.; pl. {Tunnies}. [L. thunnus, thynnus, Gr. qy nnos, qy^nos: cf. It. tonno, F. & Pr. thon.] (Zo[ o]l.) The chiefly British equivalent of {tuna}; any one of several species of large oceanic fishes belonging to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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