Allison tuna

noun

Al·​li·​son tuna
ˈaləsən-
variants or Allison tunny

Word History

Etymology

after James A. Allison, flourished 1920, American ichthyology enthusiast

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Allison tuna was in 1922

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“Allison tuna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Allison%20tuna. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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