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bo·ni·to

 (bə-nē′tō)
n. pl. bonito or bo·ni·tos
Any of various marine food and game fishes of the family Scombridae and especially the genus Sarda, resembling a small tuna.

[Spanish, probably from bonito, pretty, diminutive of bueno, good, from Latin bonus, good; see deu- in Indo-European roots.]

bonito

(bəˈniːtəʊ)
n, pl -tos
1. (Animals) any of various small tunny-like marine food fishes of the genus Sarda, of warm Atlantic and Pacific waters: family Scombridae (tunnies and mackerels)
2. (Animals) any of various similar or related fishes, such as Katsuwonus pelamis (oceanic bonito), the flesh of which is dried and flaked and used in Japanese cookery
[C16: from Spanish bonito, from Latin bonus good]

bo•ni•to

(bəˈni toʊ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -to, (esp. for kinds or species) -tos.
1. any mackerellike fish of the genus Sarda.
2. any of several related species.
[1590–1600; < Sp < Arabic bainīth]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bonito - flesh of mostly Pacific food fishes of the genus Sarda of the family Scombridaebonito - flesh of mostly Pacific food fishes of the genus Sarda of the family Scombridae; related to but smaller than tuna
bonito - any of various scombroid fishes intermediate in size and characteristics between mackerels and tunas
tuna fish, tunny, tuna - important warm-water fatty fish of the genus Thunnus of the family Scombridae; usually served as steaks
2.bonito - fish whose flesh is dried and flaked for Japanese cookerybonito - fish whose flesh is dried and flaked for Japanese cookery; may be same species as skipjack tuna
scombroid, scombroid fish - important marine food and game fishes found in all tropical and temperate seas; some are at least partially endothermic and can thrive in colder waters
genus Katsuwonus, Katsuwonus - oceanic bonitos; in some classifications placed in its own family Katsuwonidae
3.bonito - any of various scombroid fishes intermediate in size and characteristics between mackerels and tunas
scombroid, scombroid fish - important marine food and game fishes found in all tropical and temperate seas; some are at least partially endothermic and can thrive in colder waters
genus Sarda, Sarda - bonitos
Atlantic bonito, Sarda sarda, skipjack - medium-sized tuna-like food fish of warm Atlantic and Pacific waters; less valued than tuna
Chile bonito, Chilean bonito, Pacific bonito, Sarda chiliensis - common bonito of Pacific coast of the Americas; its dark oily flesh cans well
bonito - flesh of mostly Pacific food fishes of the genus Sarda of the family Scombridae; related to but smaller than tuna
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The central and intertropical parts of the Atlantic swarm with Pteropoda, Crustacea, and Radiata, and with their devourers the flying- fish, and again with their devourers the bonitos and albicores; I presume that the numerous lower pelagic animals feed on the Infusoria, which are now known, from the researches of Ehrenberg, to abound in the open ocean: but on what, in the clear blue water, do these Infusoria subsist?
Transfer to a platter, drizzle with a little soy, and scatter bonito flakes on top if you like.
La cantante le ha reconocido nada mas verle y se ha lanzado a darle un beso: <<No queria decir nada porque queria esperar a que actuaras primero>>, ha dicho mientras se fundian en un bonito beso.
The burn unit includes 13 acres of cut and piled pion and juniper located on the north side of the Rio Bonito in Tract 3 of the Rio Bonito Acquired Lands, adjacent to Lincoln.
Inicialmente, foram coletados cachos de inaja em duas areas de sistemas silvipastoris, resultantes da associacao de individuos adultos de inaja, oriundos de regeneracao natural, com a Brachiaria brizantha (Rendle) Schweickc (braquiarao) e a criacao de animais bovinos, estabelecidas em Bonito (01[degrees]21'48" S e 47[degrees]18'21" W) e Nova Timboteua (01[degrees]12'17" S e 47[degrees]23'20" W), ambos no estado do Para, Amazonia, Brasil.
Florida coastal anglers know that summer is the season of the bonito.
2015) performed a field study in MS, in which wild small mammals were trapped in 31 woodland fragments of Cerrado biome distributed in the municipalities of Terenos, Anastacio, Miranda, Bonito, and Nioaque, located in the Paraguai River basin between the coordinates 20[degrees]17'-21[degrees]15'S and 54[degrees]53'-56[degrees]31'W.
A wild dog startles Bonito and he throws Tomas to the ground, bumping his head.
The Pueblo Bonito Mounds of Chaco Canyon: Material Culture and Fauna
There's also a really good juvenile race in France where you'll have a chance to see probably the best in Europe in Bonito Du Berlais.
El presente articulo tiene como objetivo evaluar las relaciones entre los atractivos turisticos y las agencias de viaje enfocandose en la transaccion como unidad de analisis para el caso del sistema turistico de Bonito, uno de los mas relevantes destinos ecoturisticos del Centro Oeste brasileno y del Estado de Mato Grosso do Sul.
In fact, the size and shape of its teeth identifies the Dogtooth as actually being a giant bonito rather than a true tuna.