Definition of mahimahi in US English:

mahimahi

noun

  • An edible marine fish of warm seas, with silver and bright blue or green coloration when alive.

    Family Coryphaenidae and genus Coryphaena: two species, in particular the large C. hippurus

    Also called dolphin or dorado
    • ‘The hum of satisfied diners is always heard at Kamuela's Cookhouse, formerly a farmhouse, and now an eatery that serves up everything from pancakes and sandwiches to grilled mahimahi and lemon chicken.’
    • ‘The ‘Nuevo Latino ‘menu includes Caribbean chicken empanadas, grilled mahimahi and coconut rice and beans.’’
    • ‘From the boat we've already seen amazing sealife: red-footed boobies, frigate birds, iguanas, crocodiles, mahimahi, flying fish.’
    • ‘And the renowned A Pacific Cafe brings elegance and creativity to top-quality cuisine, with dishes like poached scallop ravioli and wokcharred mahimahi.’
    • ‘This is Tobago's main fishing town and a great place to charter a pirogue to fish for mahimahi and marlin or to scuba dive at those boulders, known as The Sisters, you spied way out to sea on the trip into town.’

Origin

Hawaiian.

Pronunciation

mahimahi

/ˌmähēˈmähē/