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n. pl. albacore or al·ba·cores
A large tuna (Thunnus alalunga) of tropical to temperate seas that is commercially important as a source of canned fish.
(Animals) 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
[C16: from Portuguese albacor, from Arabic al-bakrah, from al the + bakr young camel]
al•ba•core(ˈæl bəˌkɔr, -ˌkoʊr)
n., pl. -cores, (esp. collectively) -core.
a long-finned tuna, Thunnus alalunga.
[1570–80; < Portuguese albacora « North African Arabic al-bakūrah the tuna]
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|Noun||1.||albacore - relatively small tuna with choice white flesh; major source of canned tuna|
long-fin tunny, Thunnus alalunga, albacore - large pelagic tuna the source of most canned tuna; reaches 93 pounds and has long pectoral fins; found worldwide in tropical and temperate waters
|2.||albacore - large pelagic tuna the source of most canned tuna; reaches 93 pounds and has long pectoral fins; found worldwide in tropical and temperate waters|
tunny, tuna - any very large marine food and game fish of the genus Thunnus; related to mackerel; chiefly of warm waters
albacore - relatively small tuna with choice white flesh; major source of canned tuna