Meaning of barracuda in English:

barracuda

Pronunciation /ˌbarəˈkjuːdə/ /ˌbarəˈkuːdə/

Translate barracuda into Spanish

nounbarracuda, barracudas

  • A large predatory tropical marine fish with a slender body and large jaws and teeth.

    Family Sphyraenidae and genus Sphyraena: several species, in particular S. barracuda

    ‘The wrecks are home to a wide variety of corals and marine life including angelfish, barracudas, margates, sharks, snappers and turtles.’
    • ‘It has been observed that great barracudas herd schools of fish into shallow water and guard them.’
    • ‘It is here that divers may encounter anything from schooling batfish, barracudas to a sailfish, or even the whale shark.’
    • ‘Among profuse schools of trevallies and barracuda, huge tunas and a host of sharks cruise the sheer wall.’
    • ‘Some of the fish you can expect to catch are, Kingfish, barracuda, tuna, queen fish, jack crevale dorado, cobia, bonito, wahoo, sailfish and sharks.’

Origin

Late 17th century of unknown origin.