bonito

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English[edit]

Sarda sarda, an example of a bonito
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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish bonito.

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bonito (plural bonito or bonitos or bonitoes)

  1. Any of various marine fish of the genus Sarda that are related to and resemble the tuna. [from 16th c.]
    • 1808–10, William Hickey, Memoirs of a Georgian Rake, Folio Society 1995, p. 165:
      Mr Scott, the chief mate, being a capital fisherman, the table was almost daily furnished with an albacore, bonito, or dolphin, and not unfrequently with all three, which he struck with a gig.
  2. A large tropical fish, the skipjack tuna, allied to the tunny, Katsuwonus pelamis.
    • 2022 October 19, J. Kenji López-Alt, “What Kenji López-Alt Makes His Family for Dinner”, in The New York Times[1]:
      Making dashi is simple once you have katsuobushi (shaved, dried bonito flakes) and kombu (sea kelp), which have become increasingly easy to find across the United States. (You can also order them online.)
  3. The medregal (Seriola fasciata), an edible fish of the southern of the United States and the West Indies.
  4. The cobia or crab eater (Rachycentron canadum), an edible fish of warm waters globally.

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Portuguese[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: bo‧ni‧to

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish bonito (pretty, lovely), a diminutive of bueno (good), from Latin bonus (good).

Adjective[edit]

bonito (feminine bonita, masculine plural bonitos, feminine plural bonitas, comparable, comparative mais bonito, superlative o mais bonito or bonitíssimo, diminutive bonitinho, augmentative bonitão)

  1. pretty, lovely
    Synonyms: belo, formoso
    Antonym: feio
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bonito (comparable, comparative mais bonito, superlative o mais bonito)

  1. beautifully, in a beautiful way
    Ela canta bonitoShe sings beautifully

Descendants[edit]

  • Kabuverdianu: bunitu

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish bonito, from Arabic بَيْنِيت(baynīt).

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bonito m (plural bonitos)

  1. various species of fish related to or sharing resemblance with the tuna, such as the albacore and the frigate tuna

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /boˈnito/, [boˈni.t̪o]

Etymology 1[edit]

Diminutive of bueno, without diphthong when "o" is not stressed; see -ito.

Adjective[edit]

bonito (feminine bonita, masculine plural bonitos, feminine plural bonitas)

  1. pretty, cute
  2. nice, lovely, sweet, fine, charming, great
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic بَيْنِيت(baynīt).

Noun[edit]

bonito m (plural bonitos)

  1. (zoology) tuna; bonito
  2. (zoology) skipjack

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