Definition of barramundi in English:


Syllabification: bar·ra·mun·di
Pronunciation: /ˌbarəˈməndē

noun (plural same or barramundis)

Any of a number of large, chiefly freshwater, fishes of Australia and Southeast Asia.
  • A fish that migrates between the sea and rivers and is valued as a food fish (Lates calcarifer, family Centropomidae).A mouthbrooder (genus Scleropages, family Osteoglossidae), in particular S. leichardti, which is popular with fly fishermen.
More example sentences
  • My country is on the eastern side of Melville Island where people today hunt for magpie goose and go fishing for freshwater barramundi.
  • Barramundi caught in the wild and from saltwater farms have flooded the market, pushing down the price for freshwater barramundi by more than 20 per cent.
  • But you won't see a traditional U.S.-style bass boat stalking Australia's celebrated barramundi.


late 19th century: probably from an Aboriginal language of Queensland, Australia.

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