Definition of pacu in English:

pacu

Pronunciation /ˈpako͞o//paˈko͞o/

noun

  • A deep-bodied, herbivorous freshwater fish native to northern South America.

    • ‘The introduction of these exotic species, such as the pacu, can have detrimental effects for native species inhabiting South Carolina waters.’
    • ‘Additionally, full-grown pacu are much larger than piranha.’
    • ‘Are the vegetarian pacu's teeth different from the carnivorous piranha's teeth?’

Origin

Early 19th century: from Tupi pacú.

Pronunciation

pacu

/ˈpako͞o//paˈko͞o/