bluefin tuna

noun
blue·​fin tuna | \ ˈblü-ˌfin- How to pronounce bluefin tuna (audio) \

Definition of bluefin tuna

: a very large tuna (Thunnus thynnus) that is an important food and game fish

called also bluefin

Examples of bluefin tuna in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Officials say the vehicle that crashed is a 2016 Toyota box truck that is owned and registered by Chubby Fish Inc., a Maine buyer and exporter of bluefin tuna. BostonGlobe.com, 24 July 2021 Menu offerings might include native seasonal vegetables, caviar, bluefin tuna, dry aged duck, lamb, and uni. BostonGlobe.com, 13 July 2021 BlueNalu has focused on the cell lines of certain species, such as mahi-mahi and bluefin tuna, that are difficult to raise on fish farms or are increasingly over-fished. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 July 2021 The pasta arrives last, after the Scottish salmon in yuzu ponzu, the karaage and the bluefin tuna belly with shiitake salsa. Jenn Harris Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 11 July 2021 Then came the various savory and sweet courses, beginning with luscious bluefin tuna belly layered with slow-cooked egg yolk and insipid Bulgarian sturgeon roe, which had a nice textural contrast of crispy quinoa. John Mariani, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 Six cans arrive in the other, with two premium choices, like baby eels, razor clams, cockles, bluefin tuna, and others ($82 a month). BostonGlobe.com, 29 June 2021 Some species of bluefin tuna, for example, have become endangered following decades of overfishing. New York Times, 19 June 2021 The two have worked together for about 15 years and often fish for lobster, bluefin tuna and mackerel. Washington Post, 14 June 2021

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First Known Use of bluefin tuna

1909, in the meaning defined above

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19 Sep 2021

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“Bluefin tuna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bluefin%20tuna. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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