Pronunciation: (bar"u-kOO'du), [key]
—pl. (esp. collectively) -da, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) -das for 1; -das for 2.
1. any of several elongated, predaceous, tropical and subtropical marine fishes of the genus Sphyraena, certain species of which are used for food.
2. Slang.a treacherous, greedy person.
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