mahimahi
noun Etymology: Hawaiian, Tahitian, & Marquesan Date: 1905 the flesh of a dolphin (Coryphaena hippurus) used for food; also the fish

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  • mahimahi — n. 1. either of two large slender food and game fish ({Coryphaena equisetis} or {Coryphaena hippurus}) of warm waters. They are highly esteemed as food fish, especially in Hawaii. See also {dolphin[2]}. Syn: dolphin, dolphinfish. [WordNet 1.5… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mahimahi — dolphin dol phin (d[o^]l f[i^]n), n. [F. dauphin dolphin, dauphin, earlier spelt also doffin; cf. OF. dalphinal of the dauphin; fr. L. delphinus, Gr. delfi s a dolphin (in senses 1, 2, 3, & 6), perh. properly, belly fish; cf. delfy s womb, Skr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mahimahi — dolphinfish dolphinfish n. either of two large slender food and game fish ({Coryphaena equisetis} or {Coryphaena hippurus}) of warm waters. They are highly esteemed as food fish, especially in Hawaii, where they are usually referred to as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mahimahi — /mah hee mah hee/, n., pl. mahimahi. Hawaii. the dolphinfish, esp. when used as a food fish. Also, mahi mahi. [1940 45; < Hawaiian] * * * …   Universalium

  • mahimahi — n. type of saltwater fish native of Pacific waters …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mahimahi —    (MAH hee MAH hee) [Hawaiian] A warm water food fish also known as dorado, prized for its firm textured and flavorful meat. Although sometimes called the dolphinfish, it is not a mammal, as are the true dolphins …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • mahimahi — [ mα:hɪˌmα:hi] noun Hawaiian term for dorado (in sense 1) …   English new terms dictionary

  • mahimahi — ma·hi·ma·hi …   English syllables

  • mahimahi — ma•hi•ma•hi [[t]ˈmɑ hiˈmɑ hi[/t]] n. pl. hi ich the dolphin, genus Coryphaena, used for food; dolphinfish • Etymology: 1940–45; < Hawaiian …   From formal English to slang

  • mahimahi — noun 1. the lean flesh of a saltwater fish found in warm waters (especially in Hawaii) • Syn: ↑dolphinfish • Regions: ↑Hawaii, ↑Hawai i, ↑Aloha State, ↑HI • Hypernyms: ↑sal …   Useful english dictionary

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