bigeye tuna


: a large-eyed tuna (Thunnus obesus) that has long pectoral fins and often a bluish stripe on the side and is found in warm ocean waters worldwide

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Recent Examples on the Web The dishes kept coming: caviar frisee with taro crisps, seared bigeye tuna with sweet potato, ali’i mushroom bordelaise, and kale, the last paired with a Napa Bordeaux blend. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 8 Aug. 2023 That means a bigeye tuna is more likely to be caught outside the reserve compared with yellowfin, which travel less and have been shown to spawn inside the reserve. Byerik Stokstad,, 20 Oct. 2022 The researchers found yellowfin and bigeye tuna have increased around the reserve. Byerik Stokstad,, 20 Oct. 2022 Yellowtail, like striped marlin, opa, dorado, bigeye tuna and other warmer water-loving fish, are far more likely to be caught off Baja California, but all have been caught off the mouth of the Columbia. Bill Monroe, oregonlive, 1 Oct. 2022 Some types of tuna, such as bluefin and bigeye tuna, may also be more likely to have higher levels of mercury, according to WebMD. Jacob Livesay, USA TODAY, 28 Sep. 2022 The fish highest in mercury include king mackerel, marlin, bigeye tuna and swordfish. Good Housekeeping, 24 Aug. 2022 The bigeye tuna loin, which Lota purchased that morning from Tommy Gomes’ new Point Loma seafood store, TunaVille Market and Grocery, can be served raw or seared. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Aug. 2022 Nigiri choices might include tender bigeye tuna; vibrant orange cuts of salmon, arctic char and ocean trout; pale pink hamachi and kanpachi; fat Hokkaido scallops; and rich, melty toro. Cesar Hernandez, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Bigeye tuna.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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