bonito means: This type of tuna weighs in at a mere 25 to 25 pounds. These tunas are high in fat, and have the strongest flavors. In many Japanese dishes, dried bonito is called “dashi” in Japanese. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does bonito mean?

  • The small bonito is the smallest member of the tuna family. It weighs in at 25 pounds. This fish has a high fat content and one of the strongest flavors among tunas. (in Cooking Dictionary)
  • One of many marine foods and game fishes belonging to the Scombridae family, and particularly the genus Sarda, It resembles a small tuna. (in Merlin Dictionary)