a large, fusiform fish, Rachycentron canadum, found off the eastern coast of temperate and tropical America, in the East Indies, and in Japan.

1870–75; Americanism; of obscure origin Unabridged
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cobia (ˈkəʊbɪə)
a large dark-striped percoid game fish, Rachycentron canadum, of tropical and subtropical seas: family Rachycentridae
[of unknown origin]

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Example sentences
Other species you might catch include kingfish, mahimahi, cobia and blackfin
Cobia are cruising on the surface and hanging around bridge pilings, but the
  majority of those are on the smaller side.
Pods of cobia continue to parade within site of anglers stationed at the tip of
  the piers and several were hooked and landed.
Cobia are plentiful and can be caught chumming or by sight casting.
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