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barracouta

(ˌbærəˈkuːtə)
n
(Animals) a large predatory Pacific fish, Thyrsites atun, with a protruding lower jaw and strong teeth: family Gempylidae
[C17: variant of barracuda]
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Noun1.barracouta - a large marine food fish common on the coasts of Australia, New Zealand, and southern Africa
food fish - any fish used for food by human beings
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Several spares were held in reserve as spinners proved very tempting to barracoutas in Bass Strait.