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.
Definition of barramundi in:
- The British & World English dictionary