One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A long, slender fish of southern oceans, highly valued as food.Also called snoek in South Africa
- ‘Both the barracouta and the frostfish are mid water hunters preying on squid and small baitfish.’
- ‘Hi, I'm interested in catching a barracouta but I'm not sure what lure to use and the price range for them.’
- ‘A more typical barracouta measures under a metre in length and weighs between 0.8 and 1.5 kg.’
- ‘Most of the barracouta or ‘couta’ as it was called was sent to the Melbourne Wholesale Fish market, but some of it was also canned.’
- ‘Early European accounts support the archaeological view of the major significance of barracouta in this area.’
Mid 19th century: alteration of barracuda.
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