Definition of barramundi in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌbarəˈmʌndi/

noun (plural same or barramundis)

Any of a number of large, chiefly freshwater fishes of Australia and SE 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..
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.

Words that rhyme with barramundi

bassi profundi, Lundy, undy

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Line breaks: barra|mundi

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