Friday, April 03, 2015

Word of the Day -- Bonito

Bonito are a tribe of medium-sized, ray-finned predatory fish in the family Scombridae – a family it shares with the mackerel, tuna and Spanish mackerel tribes, and also the butterfly kingfish.[1] Also called the Sardini tribe, it consists of eight species across four genera; three of those four genera are monotypic genera, having a single species each.

Bonito is an adjective that means pretty applied to males or masculine objects in Spanish and Portuguese ("Bonita" is the feminine form). But it is unclear whether the name of the fish is related to this.

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