albacore albacore  /ˈæl bə ˌkɔr/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) relatively small tuna with choice white flesh; major source of canned tuna
  2. (n) large pelagic tuna the source of most canned tuna; reaches 93 pounds and has long pectoral fins; found worldwide in tropical and temperate waters

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  1. That's why such large predatory fish as shark, swordfish, mackerel, tilefish and albacore tuna are so heavily contaminated.
  2. Asanebo is my favorite, but Katsu-ya with its seared albacore with crispy onions has blossomed into a mini-chain here.
  3. Carvalho Fisheries uses only young albacore, which has consistently lower mercury content than older, larger fish, while King of the Sea uses the smaller yellowfin tuna.

News

  1. Make plans now for the great albacore chase

    Let's talk tuna. This week's fishing hole is the world's largest, the Pacific Ocean. And this week's quarry is fast becoming Oregon's most popular salt-water sport fish, albacore tuna.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Salem Statesman Journal

  2. OCEAN FISHING HEATING UP OFF SAN DIEGO

    Despite the lack of sign of albacore, ocean anglers have plenty of options heading into what likely will be a four-day weekend for many.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego

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