barramunda

barramunda

[bar-uh-muhn-duh]
noun, plural barramundas (especially collectively) barramunda.
a lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri, of the rivers of Australia.

Origin:
1870–75; of uncertain origin

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barramunda (ˌbærəˈmʌndə)
 
n , pl -das, -da
the edible Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri, having paddle-like fins and a long body covered with large scales
 
[from a native Australian language]

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