\ ˈä-hē How to pronounce ahi (audio) \

Definition of ahi

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Recent Examples on the Web Five anglers reeled in a large 220-pound ahi tuna fish off the coast of Hawaii on Wednesday. Fox News, "Hawaii fishermen catch 220-pound tuna, donate fish to 'grateful' frontline workers," 29 May 2020 Instead of Alaskan king crab, Josh and his crew will be on the hunt for the lucrative ahi tuna as well as other underwater species like barracuda and swordfish. Erin Cavoto, Country Living, "There’s a 'Deadliest Catch' Spinoff Coming Soon and It Looks Insane," 28 Mar. 2020 Split orders of Guinness cheddar poutine and Korean fried BBQ tofu with pals before devouring a plate of short rib tacos or seared ahi by yourself. azcentral, "5 restaurants near Padres and Mariners spring training games at Peoria Sports Complex," 13 Feb. 2020 Pokéworks’ fast casual options include poké bowls, salads and burritos, with proteins like ahi and albacore tuna, salmon, shrimp, scallops, chicken and organic tofu. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "10 places to find delicious, Instagrammable poké bowls in Connecticut," 12 Nov. 2019 In fact, most early Hawaiians didn’t hunt ahi very often, if at all. Adam Skolnick, Longreads, "The Poke Paradox," 12 Feb. 2020 Linger on the starters, which include scallops en croute and mouth-watering ahi poke. Gregory Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "The case for visiting Wine Country in winter," 16 Jan. 2020 Chef Joel Harrington has been known to sprinkle Pop Rocks candy on his ahi tuna with ponzu for a surprising crunch. Jim Byers, Los Angeles Times, "Molokai and Lanai: Two Hawaiian islands, two approaches to tourism," 12 Oct. 2019 To start, don’t miss the charcuterie plate, flatbread or local ahi tuna crudo. San Diego Union-Tribune, "What’s new for Restaurant Week? A cocktail course!," 19 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of ahi

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ahi

Hawaiian ʽahi

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“Ahi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ahi. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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