Origin of pirarucuPortuguese ; from Tupí pirá-rucú, literally , red fish
Origin of pirarucuPortuguese pirarucú, from Tupí pirá-rucú : pirá, fish + urucú, red.
- A fish, the arapaima.
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From the native South American name.