pl. -·cores· or -·core·
a tuna (Thunnus alalunga) with unusually long pectoral fins, important as a game and food fish in all warm seas; loosely, other similar scombroid fishes
Origin of albacorePortuguese albacora ; from Arabic al, the + bak?ra, plural of buko, young camel
nounpl. albacore or al·ba·cores
A large tuna (Thunnus alalunga) of tropical to temperate seas that is commercially important as a source of canned fish.
Origin of albacorePortuguese albacor, from Arabic al-bak&umacron;ra : al-, the + bak&umacron;ra, albacore; see bkr in Semitic roots.