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al·ba·core

 (ăl′bə-kôr′)
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.

[Portuguese albacor, from Arabic al-bakūra : al-, the + bakūra, albacore; see bkr in Semitic roots.]

albacore

(ˈælbəˌkɔː)
n
(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.albacore - relatively small tuna with choice white fleshalbacore - 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
tuna fish, tunny, tuna - important warm-water fatty fish of the genus Thunnus of the family Scombridae; usually served as steaks
2.albacore - large pelagic tuna the source of most canned tunaalbacore - 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
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Troll-caught albacore tuna, caught one at a time, are smaller and younger than the albacores caught in warmer tropical Pacific waters," explained John LaGrange, fisherman and president of the American Fishermen's Research Foundation.
The secret is troll-caught albacore tuna, whose short seasonal catch runs from July through October in the Pacific Northwest.
Sought after by chefs for its richer flavor and loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, troll-caught albacore from cold Pacific waters are a health find, either fresh or canned.