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Definition 1: any of various scombroid fishes intermediate in size and characteristics between mackerels and tunas - [noun denoting animal]

(bonito is a kind of ...) important marine food and game fishes found in all tropical and temperate seas; some are at least partially endothermic and can thrive in colder waters

(... is a kind of bonito ) medium-sized tuna-like food fish of warm Atlantic and Pacific waters; less valued than tuna

(... is a kind of bonito ) common bonito of Pacific coast of the Americas; its dark oily flesh cans well

(bonito is a part of ...) flesh of mostly Pacific food fishes of the genus Sarda of the family Scombridae; related to but smaller than tuna

(... is a member of bonito) bonitos

Definition 2: fish whose flesh is dried and flaked for Japanese cookery; may be same species as skipjack tuna - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for bonito in the sense of this definition

(bonito is a kind of ...) important marine food and game fishes found in all tropical and temperate seas; some are at least partially endothermic and can thrive in colder waters

(... is a member of bonito) oceanic bonitos; in some classifications placed in its own family Katsuwonidae

Definition 3: flesh of mostly Pacific food fishes of the genus Sarda of the family Scombridae; related to but smaller than tuna - [noun denoting food]

(bonito is a kind of ...) important warm-water fatty fish of the genus Thunnus of the family Scombridae; usually served as steaks

(... is part of bonito) any of various scombroid fishes intermediate in size and characteristics between mackerels and tunas

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