bluefin tuna


blue·​fin tuna ˈblü-ˌfin- How to pronounce bluefin tuna (audio)
: a very large tuna (Thunnus thynnus) that is an important food and game fish

called also bluefin

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The 14-course omakase ($130) can include caviar, Wagyu and bluefin tuna. Louisa Chu,, 29 Mar. 2022 The researchers then used the three decades of data to build a model of mercury accumulation in Atlantic cod and Atlantic bluefin tuna. Roni Dengler, Discover Magazine, 8 Aug. 2019 Instead of antelope tartare, Chung is serving bluefin tuna in the style of ’nduja, which gets an extra hit of redness from Calabrian chiles that are topped with a spice mix before being toasted over open fire. Andy Wang, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2023 Andalusia to try renowned bluefin tuna and dance flamenco. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 27 Dec. 2022 The ocean-facing restaurant atop the Del Mar Plaza center is now serving bluefin tuna poke, Spanish octopus salad, sugar-spiced Verlasso salmon, seared sea scallops and grilled mahi mahi. San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Mar. 2021 Fatty fish, including salmon, mackerel, sardines, anchovies and bluefin tuna, contain higher amounts of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and are frequently associated with many health benefits. Good Housekeeping, 6 Feb. 2023 For comparison’s sake, the 459-pound bluefin tuna at last year’s event sold for $202,000. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 5 Jan. 2023 According to Oceana, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) estimates that as few as 25,000 individual mature bluefin tuna remain. Courtney Linder, Gloria Dawson, Dan Shapley, Popular Mechanics, 5 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bluefin tuna was in 1909

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“Bluefin tuna.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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