Albacore

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al·ba·core / ˈalbəˌkôr/ (also albacore tuna) • n. a tuna that travels in large schools and is of commercial importance as a food fish. Its two species are Thunnus alalunga and the false albacore (Euthynus alletteratus).

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albacore Long-finned, fast swimming tuna of warm seas. Cigar-shaped, with a large tail sharply divided into two lobes, it has a long pectoral fin. It is an important commercial and game fish. Length: 91cm (3ft); weight: 18-36kg (40-80lb). Family Scombridae; species Thunnus alalugna.

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albacore A long‐finned species of tunny fish, Thynnus alalunga, usually canned as tuna fish.

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albacore (Thunnus alalunga) See SCOMBRIDAE.

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albacore: see tuna.

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