Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See albacore.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) same as albacore.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of albacore.

Etymologies

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French albicore (compare Spanish albacora, Portuguese albacor, albacora, albecora), from Arabic; see albacore.

Examples

  • The Ohua too, a pink scaled fish, shaped like a trout; the opukai, beautifully striped and mottled; the mullet and flying fish as common here as mackerel at home; the hala, a fine pink-fleshed fish, the albicore, the bonita, the manini striped black and white, and many others.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • An albicore a few cables-lengths to port had taken a flying leap from the flashing sea, turned a complete somersault and vanished.

    The Blue Lagoon: a romance

  • When they came to the place where Dick had hooked the albicore, he hung on his oars and told her about it.

    The Blue Lagoon: a romance

  • He had escaped the jaws of the dog-fish, and the jaws of the dog-fish are a very wide door; he had escaped the albicore and squid: his life had been one long series of miraculous escapes from death.

    The Blue Lagoon: a romance

  • The albicore would make a frantic dash down the lagoon, hoping, perhaps, to find in the open sea a release from his foe.

    The Blue Lagoon: a romance

  • A dark fin rippled the water; and as Dick, pulling on his line, hauled his catch closer, a monstrous grey shadow stained the depths, and the glittering streak that was the albicore vanished as if engulfed in a cloud.

    The Blue Lagoon: a romance

  • Wearying of the spear, we trolled for swordfish with hook and line, or used the baitless hook to entice the sportful albicore, or dolphin, whose curving black bodies splashed the sea about us.

    White Shadows in the South Seas

  • These smaller fish, which are a species of sprat, assemble in incredible quantities, and at night-time are wont to crowd together in prodigious numbers about the coral boulders before mentioned, in the same manner that ocean-living fish will sometimes attach themselves to a ship or other moving substance, as some protection from pursuit by bonito, albicore, and the fish called

    Rídan The Devil And Other Stories 1899

  • It was all wonderfully new to the boy, and sometimes, when the men were allowed to catch a shark, or try to harpoon dolphins, or albicore, beautiful mackerel-like fish, with the pronged implement they called the grains, he found himself wondering why he had objected to go to sea.

    Syd Belton The Boy who would not go to Sea

  • "Oh, all sorts: bonito, and albicore, and flying-fish, sometimes dolphins and sharks."

    The Golden Magnet

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