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Meaning of BARRACUDA

Pronunciation:  `baru'koodu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any voracious marine fish of the genus Sphyraena having an elongated cylindrical body and large mouth with projecting lower jaw and long strong teeth

BARRACUDA is a 9 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: acanthopterygian, great barracuda, Sphyraena barracuda, spiny-finned fish



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bar`ra*cu"da\, Barracouata \Bar`ra*cou"ata\, n.
    1. (Zo["o]l.) A voracious pikelike, marine fish, of the genus
       {Sphyr[ae]na}, sometimes used as food.
    Note: That of Europe and our Atlantic coast is {Sphyr[ae]na
          spet} (or {S. vulgaris}); a southern species is {S.
          picuda}; the Californian is {S. argentea}.
    2. (Zo["o]l.) A large edible fresh-water fish of Australia
       and New Zealand ({Thyrsites atun}).
  2. \Bar`ra*cu"da\, n. [Native name.]
    Any of several voracious pikelike marine fishes allied to the
    gray mullets, constituting the genus {Sphyr[ae]na} and family
    {Sphyr[ae]nid[ae]}. The great barracuda ({S. barracuda}) of
    the West Indies, Florida, etc., is often six feet or more
    long, and as dangerous as a shark. In Cuba its flesh is
    reputed to be poisonous. {S. Argentea} of the Pacific coast
    and {S. sphyr[ae]na} of Europe are smaller species, and are
    used as food.