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albacore

[al-buh-kawr, -kohr] /ˈæl bəˌkɔr, -ˌkoʊr/
noun, plural (especially collectively) albacore (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) albacores.
1.
a long-finned tuna, Thunnus alalunga, of warm or temperate seas, the flesh of which is valued for canning.
2.
any of various tunalike fishes.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Portuguese albacora ≪ North African Arabic al-bakūrah the tuna
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British Dictionary definitions for albacore

albacore

/ˈælbəˌkɔː/
noun
1.
a tunny, Thunnus alalunga, occurring mainly in warm regions of the Atlantic and Pacific. It has very long pectoral fins and is a valued food fish Also called long-fin tunny
Word Origin
C16: from Portuguese albacor, from Arabic al-bakrah, from al the + bakr young camel
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Word Origin and History for albacore
n.

large variety of tuna, 1570s, from Portuguese albacora, from Arabic al bakara "milk cow;" the fish so called for its size.

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