Definition of barracouta in English:

barracouta

Line breaks: barra|couta
Pronunciation: /ˌbarəˈkuːtə/

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noun (plural same or barracoutas)

  • A long, slender fish of southern oceans, highly valued as food. Also called snoek in South Africa.
    • Thyrsites atun, family Gempylidae

Origin

mid 19th century: alteration of barracuda.

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