Definition of barracudina in English:

barracudina

noun

  • A slender-bodied predatory fish with a long head, found in open oceans.

    • ‘I see many siphonophores, chaetognaths, even barracudinas, a tomopterid worm zigzags right in front of my eyes.’
    • ‘The Ribbon Barracudina has a long, slender body.’
    • ‘Some of the most common fishes in the mesopelagic are the barracudinas, small species that have converged on a body plan strikingly similar to the morphology of the great barracuda.’

Origin

From American Spanish, diminutive of barracuda (see barracuda), which it resembles.

Pronunciation:

barracudina

/ˌbarəkuːˈdiːnə/