pl. -·tos, -·toes, -·to
any of a genus (Sarda) of marine game and food scombroid fishes
Origin of bonitoSp, origin, originally diminutive of bueno, good ; from Classical Latin bonus: see bonus
nounpl. bonito or bo·ni·tos
Any of various marine food and game fishes of the family Scombridae and especially the genus Sarda, resembling a small tuna.
Origin of bonitoSpanish, probably from bonito, pretty, diminutive of bueno, good, from Latin bonus, good; see deu-2 in Indo-European roots.
(plural bonito or bonitos or bonitoes)
- Any of various marine fish of the genus Sarda, that are related to and resemble the tuna.
- A large tropical fish, the skipjack, allied to the tunny, Katsuwonus pelamis.
- The medregal (Seriola fasciata), an edible fish of the southern of the United States and the West Indies.
- The cobia or crab eater (Rachycentron canadum), an edible fish of warm waters globally.