from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various predatory marine fishes of the genus Sphyraena, having an elongated body and a projecting lower jaw with fanglike teeth.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A large voracious fish, Sphyræna picuda, of the West Indian and neighboring seas. It belongs to the perch family, and is from 6 to 10 feet in length.
- noun Thyrsites atun, a gempyloid fish of Australia and New Zealand: not the barracuda of American waters.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) Any of several voracious pikelike marine fishes allied to the gray mullets, constituting the genus Sphyræna and family
Sphyrænidæ. The great barracuda ( Sphyræna barracuda) of the West Indies, Florida, etc., is often six feet or more long, and as dangerous as a shark. In Cuba its flesh is reputed to be poisonous. Sphyræna Argenteaof the Pacific coast and Sphyræna sphyrænaof Europe are smaller species, and are used as food.
- noun (Zoöl.) A large edible fresh-water fish of Australia and New Zealand (
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Any large marine fish of the genus Sphyraena that have elongated bodies, a projecting lower jaw, displaying prominent fang-shaped teeth, and are aggressive predators.
- noun figuratively A unethically predatory person.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun any voracious marine fish of the genus Sphyraena having an elongated cylindrical body and large mouth with projecting lower jaw and long strong teeth
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[American Spanish, probably from Catalan dialectal (Valencia) barracó, snaggletooth.]
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