n. pl. bonito or bo·ni·tos
Any of various marine food and game fishes of the family Scombridae and especially the genus Sarda, resembling a small tuna.
[Spanish, probably from bonito, pretty, diminutive of bueno, good, from Latin bonus, good; see deu-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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