Atlantic bluefin

noun

variants or Atlantic bluefin tuna
: bluefin sense 2
Then in the early 1960s four West Coast purse seiners steamed east and opened a major commercial fishery on Atlantic bluefins.Ted Williams, Audubon, July/August 1992
What was in the water that day was a congregation of Atlantic bluefin tuna, a fish that when prepared as sushi is one of the most valuable forms of seafood in the world.Paul Greenberg, New York Times, 27 June 2010

Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Atlantic bluefin was in 1963

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near Atlantic bluefin

Cite this Entry

“Atlantic bluefin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Atlantic%20bluefin. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!