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Noun: bonito  bu'nee-tow
  1. Flesh of mostly Pacific food fishes of the genus Sarda of the family Scombridae; related to but smaller than tuna
     
  2. Fish whose flesh is dried and flaked for Japanese cookery; may be same species as skipjack tuna
    - oceanic bonito, Katsuwonus pelamis
     
  3. Any of various scombroid fishes intermediate in size and characteristics between mackerels and tunas

Derived forms: bonitos

Type of: scombroid, scombroid fish, tuna, tuna fish, tunny

Part of: genus Katsuwonus, genus Sarda, Katsuwonus, Sarda

Encyclopedia: Bonito, Para