Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A slender edible lizardfish (Harpadon nehereus) of marine and brackish waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, having a pale body and a large head.
  • noun The dried salted flesh of this fish that is used in South Asian cuisine as a relish, usually with curry.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See bummalo.

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  • noun An edible lizardfish, Harpadon nehereus, found in the waters around Mumbai

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of Marathi bombīla, bombil.]

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  • Not a bird. Its a genus of lizardfish.

    July 23, 2010

  • Yep - it's a fish.

    January 2, 2012