noun tu·na \ˈtü-nə\

Definition of TUNA

:  any of various flat-jointed prickly pears (genus Opuntia); especially :  one (O. tuna) of tropical America
:  the edible fruit of a tuna

Origin of TUNA

Spanish, from Taino
First Known Use: circa 1555

Rhymes with TUNA


noun tu·na \ˈtü-nə, ˈtyü-\
plural tuna or tunas

Definition of TUNA

:  any of numerous large vigorous scombroid food and sport fishes (as an albacore or a bluefin tuna)
:  the flesh of a tuna especially when canned for use as food —called also tuna fish

Origin of TUNA

American Spanish, alteration of Spanish atún, modification of Arabic tūn, from Latin thunnus, from Greek thynnos
First Known Use: 1881
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