from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large marine fish (Thunnus alalunga) of warm seas, having edible flesh that is a major source of canned tuna.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large marine fish Thunnus alalunga of warm seas, having edible flesh.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
Portuguese albacor, from Arabic al-bakūra : al-, the + bakūra, albacore; see bkr in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Portuguese albacor, from Arabic البكورة (al-bakūra, "the young camels"). (Wiktionary)