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From Portuguese albacor, from Arabic اَلْبَكُورَة(al-bakūra, the young camels).

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albacore (plural albacores)

  1. A large marine fish Thunnus alalunga of warm seas, having edible flesh.
    • 1929, Robert Dean Frisbee, The Book of Puka-Puka (republished by Eland, 2019; p. 127):
      But most of all, they were jealous because these strangers feasted daily on great turtle, albacore and sail-fish, the sweetest of all seafoods.

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