Definition of Pirarucu

1. n. Same as Arapaima.



Definition of Pirarucu

1. Noun. A fish, the arapaima. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pirarucu

1. a large food fish [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pirarucu

1. Same as Arapaima. Origin: From the native South American name. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pirarucu

piracetam
piracetams
piracies
piracy
piragua
piraguas
pirai
pirais
pirameter
pirameters
pirana
piranas
piranha
piranhas
pirarubicin
pirarucu (current term)
pirarucus
pirate
pirate articles
pirate flag
pirate radio
pirate round
pirate ship
pirate ships
pirated
piratelike
pirater
piraters
pirates
piratic

Literary usage of Pirarucu

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1. Working North from Patagonia: Being the Narrative of a Journey, Earned on by Harry Alverson Franck (1921)
"The greatest product of the Amazon itself is the pirarucu, a mammoth species of cod that dies in salt water, which sometimes attains ten feet in length, ..."

2. The Rubber Industry of the Amazon and how Its Supremacy Can be Maintained by Joseph Froude Woodroffe, Harold Hamel Smith (1916)
"The chief fish which is obtained is the pirarucu,* in which a small trade is ... The pirarucu is common in most of the lower rivers and in the inland lakes. ..."

3. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1851)
"The following is the mode in which pirarucu is prepared on the ... A full-grown pirarucu weighs, when fresh, from two to three arrobas, and affords from ..."

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