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tuna

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noun tu·na \ˈtü-nə\

Definition of tuna

  1. 1 :  any of various flat-jointed prickly pears (genus Opuntia); especially :  one (O. tuna) of tropical America

  2. 2 :  the edible fruit of a tuna



Origin of tuna

Spanish, from Taino


First Known Use: circa 1555

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tuna

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noun tu·na \ˈtü-nə, ˈtyü-\

Definition of tuna

plural tuna or tunas

  1. 1 :  any of numerous large vigorous scombroid food and sport fishes (as an albacore or a bluefin tuna)

  2. 2 :  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



TUNA Defined for Kids

tuna

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noun tu·na \ˈtü-nə, ˈtyü-\

Definition of tuna

plural tuna or tunas

  1. :  a large sea fish caught for food and sport




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