See also: Bonito

EnglishEdit

 
Sarda sarda, an example of a bonito
 
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EtymologyEdit

From Spanish bonito.

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NounEdit

bonito (plural bonito or bonitos or bonitoes)

  1. Any of various marine fish of the genus Sarda, that are related to and resemble the tuna. [from 16th c.]
    • 1808–10, William Hickey, Memoirs of a Georgian Rake, Folio Society 1995, p. 165:
      Mr Scott, the chief mate, being a capital fisherman, the table was almost daily furnished with an albacore, bonito, or dolphin, and not unfrequently with all three, which he struck with a gig.
  2. A large tropical fish, the skipjack tuna, allied to the tunny, Katsuwonus pelamis.
  3. The medregal (Seriola fasciata), an edible fish of the southern of the United States and the West Indies.
  4. The cobia or crab eater (Rachycentron canadum), an edible fish of warm waters globally.

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PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Spanish bonito (pretty, lovely), a diminutive of bueno (good), from Latin bonus (good).

AdjectiveEdit

bonito m (feminine singular bonita, masculine plural bonitos, feminine plural bonitas, comparable)

  1. pretty, lovely
    Synonyms: belo, formoso
    Antonym: feio
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AdverbEdit

bonito (comparative mais bonito superlative o mais bonito)

  1. beautifully, in a beautiful way
    Ela canta bonito - She sings beautifully

DescendantsEdit

  • Kabuverdianu: bunitu

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Spanish bonito, from Arabic بَيْنِيت(baynīt).

NounEdit

bonito m (plural bonitos)

  1. various species of fish related to or sharing resemblance with the tuna, such as the albacore and the frigate tuna

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /boˈnito/, [boˈnit̪o]

Etymology 1Edit

Diminutive of bueno, without diphthong when "o" is not stressed; see -ito.

AdjectiveEdit

bonito (feminine singular bonita, masculine plural bonitos, feminine plural bonitas) (superlative bonitísimo)

  1. pretty
  2. nice, lovely, cute, sweet, fine, charming, great

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Etymology 2Edit

From Arabic بَيْنِيت(baynīt).

NounEdit

bonito m (plural bonitos)

  1. (zoology) tuna; bonito
  2. (zoology) skipjack