big·​eye | \ ˈbig-ˌī How to pronounce bigeye (audio) \

Definition of bigeye

: any of several small widely distributed reddish to silvery bony fishes (genus Priacanthus of the family Priacanthidae) of tropical seas

Examples of bigeye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dave Rudie, the president of Catalina Offshore Products in San Diego (the former tuna capital of the world), works with a cannery that sells about a million cans of tuna each year, 10,000 of which contain bigeye sourced from him. New York Times, 19 June 2021 Every Liholiho poke starts as a whole tuna loin, either from yellowtail or bigeye, depending on what’s running at the time. Ali Bouzari,, 22 June 2018 As the researchers explain in a study published in Marine Biodiversity, sixgill sharks belong to the genus Hexanchus, which was long thought to be comprised of just two species: the bluntnose sixgill and the bigeye sixgill. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, 22 Feb. 2018 Schools of albacore, bigeye, skipjack and yellowfin tuna circulate widely in the western Indian Ocean. The Economist, 7 Sep. 2017 In the past, his group has scanned gars, an eel, a bowhead whale fetus, and even a 2.5-meter bigeye sand tiger shark (which didn't completely fit inside the scanner). Ryan Cross, Science | AAAS, 24 Aug. 2017 A crew fishing out of Venice's Cypress Cove Marina Saturday (July 1) caught a bigeye tuna that will rank as the third largest ever brought to scales in Louisiana. Todd Masson,, 7 July 2017 That’s about $11,806 per pound for the 236.5-pound bigeye tuna caught by Trenton firefighter Rich Kosztyu in the White Marlin Open, held last August off Ocean City, Md. Frank Kummer,, 7 July 2017 To protect consumers from getting ripped off, scientists at the University of Bologna have developed a genetic test that can tell the difference between the three most popular species of tuna in Italy: skipjack, yellowfin and bigeye. Aaron Rowe, WIRED, 23 Aug. 2007 See More

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First Known Use of bigeye

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“Bigeye.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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