American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large marine fish (Thunnus alalunga) of warm seas, having edible flesh that is a major source of canned tuna.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given to several fishes of the tunny or mackerel kind, specifically to the germon or long-finned tunny, Orcynus germo or O. alalonga. See Orcynus and tunny.
- n. The Lichia glauca, a fish of the family Carangidæ. Also written albicore.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) 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 species, Thunnus thynnus (formerly Orcynus thynnus), common in the Mediterranean and Atlantic, which is called in New England the horse mackerel.
- n. large pelagic tuna the source of most canned tuna; reaches 93 pounds and has long pectoral fins; found worldwide in tropical and temperate waters
- n. relatively small tuna with choice white flesh; major source of canned tuna
- From Portuguese albacor, from Arabic البكورة (al-bakūra, "the young camels"). (Wiktionary)
- Portuguese albacor, from Arabic al-bakūra : al-, the + bakūra, albacore; see bkr in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But the really great thing about the albacore is that unlike some of the larger, more popular tunas, this is sustainable.”
“Little William and Lalee alone examined the two beautiful creatures thus brought within their reach; while Snowball and the sailor, rapidly readjusting the baits upon their hooks, that had been slightly disarranged by the teeth of the _tunnies_, -- for the albacore is a species of tunny fish, -- once more flung them forth.”
“Buy light tuna, not albacore, which is more polluted.”
“Trade in trans and saturated fats for heart-healthy monounsaturated fats from olive, canola or peanut oil, nuts, seeds and avocados, and increase your intake of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats from fatty fish salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout, sardines and albacore tuna or fish oil capsules if you're not a fish eater.”
“So a can of albacore tuna in water is now unhealthy?”
““So a can of albacore tuna in water is now unhealthy?””
“One of the humblest dishes has stayed with me the most, a salad of albacore tuna, roasted beets, and green olives, with bursts of flavor from leaves of lemon basil.”
“Fuller, formerly head chef at The Dahlia Lounge, particularly impressed the judges with “olive-oil-poached albacore tuna with smoked king clampanzanella, arugula and avocado.””
“Arctic char, farmed oysters, sablefish (aka black cod), wild Alaskan salmon, sardines, farmed trout and West Coast albacore tuna are some of the choices that are safe to eat and safe for the environment.”
“The agency warns, however, that pregnant and breast-feeding women shouldn't eat swordfish, tilefish, shark, or king mackerel and should limit consumption of white, albacore tuna, a commonly canned variety.”
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