bonito

Definitions of bonito
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n fish whose flesh is dried and flaked for Japanese cookery; may be same species as skipjack tuna

Synonyms:
Katsuwonus pelamis, oceanic bonito
Type of:
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

n any of various scombroid fishes intermediate in size and characteristics between mackerels and tunas

Types:
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
Type of:
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

n flesh of mostly Pacific food fishes of the genus Sarda of the family Scombridae; related to but smaller than tuna

Type of:
tuna, tuna fish, tunny
important warm-water fatty fish of the genus Thunnus of the family Scombridae; usually served as steaks

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