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S sphyraena

Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Barracuda \Bar`ra*cu"da\, n. [Native name.]
   Any of several voracious pikelike marine fishes allied to the
   gray mullets, constituting the genus {Sphyr[ae]na} and family
   {Sphyr[ae]nid[ae]}. The great barracuda ({S. barracuda}) of
   the West Indies, Florida, etc., is often six feet or more
   long, and as dangerous as a shark. In Cuba its flesh is
   reputed to be poisonous. {S. Argentea} of the Pacific coast
   and {S. sphyr[ae]na} of Europe are smaller species, and are
   used as food.
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